Dee Huxley Dee Huxley i(A45654 works by) (a.k.a. Deirdre Ann Huxley)
Born: Established: 1947 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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Huxley has been a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and author, and has illustrated numerous picture books. She holds a diploma in Design and Craft from the National Art School, East Sydney and has taught visual arts and graphic design. After working for ABC Television children's programs, Huxley ventured into children's picture books with Tiffany's Own Story dedicated to her first child.

The Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature asserts that 'Huxley's large watercolours, often extending across a double page, are delicate and arresting'.

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Awards for Works

My Brother 2016 single work picture book children's

'When a grieving brother sets out to find his lost sibling, his quest takes him on an ethereal journey across land and sea - to fantastic, floating cities, and mediaeval towns full of dark alleyways and winding staircases - to vast open grasslands and eerie, silent forests - until eventually he arrives in place of timeless beauty and light.

'My Brother is a metaphorical picture book story for older children that looks at loss and grief from a sibling's perspective.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
My Brother 2016 single work picture book children's

'When a grieving brother sets out to find his lost sibling, his quest takes him on an ethereal journey across land and sea - to fantastic, floating cities, and mediaeval towns full of dark alleyways and winding staircases - to vast open grasslands and eerie, silent forests - until eventually he arrives in place of timeless beauty and light.

'My Brother is a metaphorical picture book story for older children that looks at loss and grief from a sibling's perspective.' (Publication summary)

2017 shortlisted Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Picture Book of the Year
2017 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
The Miracle of the Little Wooden Duck 2010 single work picture book children's 'Once upon a time there was a little wooden duck that sat on the windowsill of Annie's bedroom. Every day Annie picked up the little duck and stroked it, wishing it could speak to her. But the little wooden duck continued to sit silently on the windowsill, until one day, something miraculous happened.' (From the publisher's website.)
2011 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Language Development Book for Lower Primary Children (2003-2013)
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