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Children's Christian Book of the Year
Subcategory of Australian Christian Book of the Year Awards
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History

The Australian Christian Book of the Year Award is given to an original work written by an Australian citizen normally resident in Australia, and published by an Australian publisher.

Winners

1995 winner y separately published work icon The Burnt Stick Anthony Hill , Ringwood London New York (City) : Viking , 1994 Z571934 1994 single work novella young adult (taught in 1 units) The story of John Jagamarra, who was taken from his mother and grew up at the Pearl Bay Mission for Aboriginal Children.
1994 winner y separately published work icon Martin's Mountain Colin Thiele , Adelaide : Lutheran Publishing House , 1993 Z969070 1993 single work children's fiction children's

'Martin is enjoying life on the family farm, helping his father, when one day disaster strikes. He then has to face new challenges and accept new responsibilities. At times the mountain looming ahead seems steep and forbidding, but in the end, together with his family, he finds the strength and the faith to conquer it.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1993 winner y separately published work icon Toby's Riddle and Other Stories Joan Bartlett , Sutherland : Albatross Books , 1992 Z840958 1992 selected work children's fiction children's
1992 joint winner y separately published work icon Tomb Travellers : Beyond the Gateways and Guardians of Egypt's Underworld Roy Pond , Sutherland : Albatross Books , 1991 Z548995 1991 single work novel young adult fantasy
1991 joint winner y separately published work icon Inigo, the Adventures of a Saint Michael Hansen , Brunswick : David Lovell Publishing , 1991 Z969078 1991 single work children's fiction children's
1991 winner y separately published work icon Yonderbeyonder Thyrza Davey , Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1990 Z846959 1990 single work children's fiction children's fantasy
1986 winner y separately published work icon The Miracle Tree Christobel Mattingley , Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1985 Z830977 1985 single work children's fiction children's 'The Miracle Tree is a story of a family separated by war ... a husband and wife and her mother (who was alienated from them by their hasty and unannounced marriage before the war). Taro, the husband, and Hanako, the wife, are parted by the war and after its end Taro discovers that Hanako was in Nagasaki when the atom bomb was dropped. He goes there in search of her but eventually presumes her dead and concentrates on his new garden, caring in particular for the pine tree of the title, which he has planted himself.' (Source: Ginninderra Press) This book was also Highly Commended for design.
1985 winner y separately published work icon Me and Jeshua Eleanor Spence , Melbourne : Dove , 1984 Z913556 1984 single work children's fiction children's

'Jude tells the story of his cousin Jeshua and his family. With Jude, readers will find themselves drawn to Jeshua and caught up in the mystery that surrounds him—about his birth, about his “real” father, and about his future. Like Jude, readers will gradually begin to understand something of Jeshua’s secret.

'“Me and Jeshua” is the story of Jesus’ boyhood. It is attractive and compelling, a robust story full of insight, humor, and vigor. Yet it remains wholly true to what we know of Jesus and his times.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1984 winner y separately published work icon Waiting for May Thyrza Davey , Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1984 Z846721 1984 single work children's fiction children's
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