Patricia Wrightson


Born
in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
June 19, 1921

Died
March 15, 2010

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Winner of the Dromkeen Medal (1984).
Patricia Wrightson is one of Australia's most distinguished writers for children. Her books have won many prestigious awards all over the world. She was awarded an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in 1977, the Dromkeen Medal in 1984 and the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1986, all for her services to children's literature. She is a four-time winner of the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year Award: in 1956 for The Crooked Snake, in 1974 for The Nargun and the Stars, in 1978 for The Ice Is Coming and in 1984 for A Little Fear. Patricia lives and writes in a beautiful stretch of the Australian bush beside the Clarence River in northern New South Wales.
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Average rating: 3.96 · 873 ratings · 94 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Nargun and the Stars

4.01 avg rating — 354 ratings — published 1970 — 13 editions
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The Ice is Coming (Book of ...

4.07 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 1985 — 8 editions
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An Older Kind of Magic

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3.92 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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The Dark Bright Water (Book...

4.12 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1981 — 4 editions
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Journey Behind the Wind (Bo...

4.22 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1981 — 5 editions
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A Little Fear

3.91 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1983 — 7 editions
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The Rocks of Honey

3.83 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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I Own the Racecourse!

3.85 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1968 — 9 editions
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The Song Of Wirrun: The Ice...

4.72 avg rating — 18 ratings2 editions
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Balyet

3.64 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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