Colin Thiele





Colin Thiele

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born
in Eudunda, Australia
November 16, 1920

died
September 04, 2006

gender
male

genre


About this author

Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (1997).


Average rating: 3.85 · 1,838 ratings · 110 reviews · 74 distinct works · Similar authors
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More books by Colin Thiele…
“A magpie can be happy or sad: sometimes so happy that he sits on a high, high gum tree and rolls the sunrise around in his throat like beads of pink sunlight; and sometimes so sad that you would expect the tears to drip off his beak.
This magpie was like that.”
Colin Thiele, Magpie Island

“Dr Piper smiled hugely like a big cherub. 'Of course it's wonderful. The whole world is wonderful. Everything is made to fit into its place. And you and Kirsty are the most wonderful of all. Just look at the way you are made.”
Colin Thiele, Pinquo

“The green sea swept into the shallows and seethed there like slaking quicklime. It surged over the rocks, tossing up spangles of water like a juggler and catching them deftly again behind. It raced knee-deep through the clefts and crevices, twisted and tortured in a thousand ways, till it swept nuzzling and sucking into the holes at the base of the cliff. The whole reef was a shambles of foam, but it was bright in the sun, bright as a shattered mirror, exuberant and leaping with light.”
Colin Thiele

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