Jackie French


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in Sydney, Australia
November 30, 1953

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Jackie is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator and the Australian Childrens Laureate for 2014-2015. She is regarded as one of Australias most popular childrens authors, and writes across all genres - from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction. In her capacity as Australian Childrens Laureate, Share a Story will be the primary philosophy behind Jackies two-year term. ...more

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Diary of a Wombat

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Hitler's Daughter (Hitler T...

3.61 avg rating — 3,101 ratings — published 1999 — 23 editions
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A Rose for the ANZAC Boys

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A Waltz for Matilda (Matild...

4.36 avg rating — 1,468 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Pennies for Hitler (Hitler ...

4.18 avg rating — 1,419 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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Nanberry: Black Brother White

3.91 avg rating — 1,120 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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They Came On Viking Ships

4.04 avg rating — 1,126 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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The Girl from Snowy River (...

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Diary of a BABY Wombat

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3.85 avg rating — 793 ratings — published 2009 — 6 editions
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Tom Appleby, Convict Boy

3.89 avg rating — 628 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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“Books aren't like broccoli. You don't have to eat it because it's good for you. Books drag you in because they are fascinating.”
Jackie French, author

“Morning: Slept.
Afternoon: Slept.
Evening: Ate grass.
Night: Ate grass. Decided grass is boring.
Scratched. Hard to reach the itchy bits.
Slept.”
Jackie French, Diary of a Wombat

“Dance, my darling dance! If you dance then death can't catch you! Nothing bad can touch you! Dance!”
Jackie French, Lady Dance

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