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Sally Odgers is one of Australia's most prolific writers for children. Her versatility as a writer is reflected in her range of published work from picture books to poetry and novels for older readers. She began writing as Sally Farrell for the New South Wales School Magazine and has contributed considerably to reading schemes, including the Momentum series, for which she wrote under the pseudonym Patrick Farrell.
Publisher Walter McVitty wrote in his memoir, A Life in Children's Books (2004), that Odgers has 'important qualities which, strange as it may seem, set her apart from many people who write for children: she is an unequivocally child-oriented storyteller and she has a truly professional, journeyman approach to writing.'
Odgers's early children's books were based on her experiences growing up on a dairy farm in Tasmania. Her sister, Anne Farrell also writes for children.
The listing of works on AustLit for this author is not exhaustive, please refer to Kerry White Australian Children's Books (Vols 2 and 3) or http://www.sallyodgers.com/ for details of other books written by this author.