Colin Thiele





Colin Thiele


Born
in Eudunda, Australia
November 16, 1920

Died
September 04, 2006

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Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (1997).

Average rating: 3.9 · 2,969 ratings · 165 reviews · 84 distinct works · Similar authors
Storm Boy

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3.96 avg rating — 1,795 ratings — published 1964 — 9 editions
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February Dragon

4.14 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1966 — 6 editions
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Sun on the Stubble

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3.84 avg rating — 152 ratings — published 1961 — 5 editions
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Jodie's Journey

3.82 avg rating — 112 ratings2 editions
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The Fire in the Stone

3.67 avg rating — 72 ratings3 editions
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Storm Boy and Other Stories

3.66 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1966 — 2 editions
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Pinquo

3.95 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Blue Fin

3.56 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1969 — 11 editions
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Magpie Island

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Shatterbelt

3.38 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1987 — 3 editions
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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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