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Susannah McFarlane Susannah McFarlane i(A94652 works by)
Also writes as: 'Mac Park'
Gender: Female
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Susannah McFarlane was raised in Melbourne. She moved to London in 1996 and worked as Reed's publisher for licensed characters (including Thomas the Tank Engine and Winnie the Pooh). She later moved to Egmont Books, one of the UK's largest children's book publishers, as managing director. McFarlane developed the Zac Power and Go Girl series while managing director of Hardie Grant Egmont. In 2009 Mcfarlane founded LemonFizz Media to develop children's book series including EJ12 Girl Hero (2010) and Boy V Beast (2010) the latter series created in partnership with Louise Park.

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Fairytales for Feisty Girls Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2018 14072218 2018 selected work short story

'The renowned girl hero and feisty author presents an illustrated collection of 'tilted' fairy tales featuring girls with smarts.

'Feisty: typically one who is relatively small, lively, determined and courageous. Girls can rescue themselves—just watch Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Thumbelina create their own happily-ever-afters in this beautiful and emboldening bedtime book. A glorious treasury for young girls—and boys—featuring artwork from four leading Australian illustrators: Beth Norling, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford and Sher Rill Ng.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 CBCA Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
y separately published work icon Puppy Alert Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2014 7178174 2014 single work children's fiction children's

'Emma Jacks is Agent EJ10. She goes to Spy School. EJ10 uses special tools so no one will know she is a spy. But can she keep a secret?'

2017 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers
2016 shortlisted YABBA Fiction for Younger Readers
y separately published work icon Time to Shine Elwood : LemonFizz Media , 2013 6195958 2013 single work children's fiction children's

'Emma Jacks remembers her early days at the top-secret SHINE Agency ...Evil agency SHADOW was leaking oil into the ocean and demanding a ransom. Shine Agency Agent-in-Training, EJ12, had to be at her brightest to save the marine animals. That's always been the easy part. As EJ12, Emma Jacks can do anything. Will she still be able to when one of her best friends moves away? Perhaps she will after all... ' (Publisher's blurb)

2015 honour book KOALA Awards Younger Readers
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