Libby Hathorn


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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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Libby Hathorn is an Australian writer who produces poetry, picture books, drama, novels, short stories, and nonfiction for children, young adults, and adults. Best known in the United States for her critically acclaimed novel Thunderwith, Hathorn has created works ranging from serious stories of troubled youth to lighthearted, fast-paced comedies. She writes of powerful female characters in her novels for junior readers, such as the protagonists in All about Anna and The Extraordinary Magics of Emma McDade; or of lonely, misunderstood teenagers in novels such as Feral Kid, Love Me Tender, and Valley under the Rock. As Maurice Saxby noted in St. James Guide to Children's Writers, "In her novels for teenagers especially, Hathorn exposes, with ...more

Average rating: 3.62 · 1,390 ratings · 176 reviews · 62 distinct worksSimilar authors
Thunderwith

3.72 avg rating — 624 ratings — published 1989 — 11 editions
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Way Home

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3.83 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 1994 — 4 editions
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Chrysalis

3.84 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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The Blue Dress

3.49 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
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Double Sorrow (Ghostop, #1)

3.54 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1999
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Twice the Ring of Fire (Gho...

3.57 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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For Love to Conquer All (Gh...

3.50 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1999
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Eventual Poppy Day

3.64 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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The Tram To Bondi Beach

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A Soldier, a Dog and a Boy

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