Jackie French
About the author

Jackie French

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.

Books by Jackie French

Jackie French Articles

Inspiring Historical Adventure: Read Our Review of The Girls Who Changed the World #2: Ming and Marie Spy for Freedom by Jackie French

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9 August 2022

Inspiring Historical Adventure: Read Our Review of The Girls Who Changed the World #2: Ming and Marie Spy for Freedom by Jackie French

An Epic Time-Travel Adventure: Extract from Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

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21 March 2022

An Epic Time-Travel Adventure: Extract from Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

Girls to the Front! Read Our Review of The Girls Who Changed the World #1: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

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15 March 2022

Girls to the Front! Read Our Review of The Girls Who Changed the World #1: Ming and Flo Fight for the Future by Jackie French

Magnificent Historical Fiction: Read a Sample Chapter of No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

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9 December 2021

Magnificent Historical Fiction: Read a Sample Chapter of No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

    A Masterful Storyteller: Read Our Review of No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

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    8 December 2021

    A Masterful Storyteller: Read Our Review of No Hearts of Gold by Jackie French

      Diverse and Impactful: Read our Review of Night Ride into Danger by Jackie French

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      18 May 2021

      Diverse and Impactful: Read our Review of Night Ride into Danger by Jackie French

      Read an Extract of Jackie French's Thrilling New Historical Novel, Legends of the Lost Lilies

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      21 April 2021

      Read an Extract of Jackie French's Thrilling New Historical Novel, Legends of the Lost Lilies

        Love, Loyalty and Espionage: Read our Review of The Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

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        21 April 2021

        Love, Loyalty and Espionage: Read our Review of The Legends of the Lost Lilies by Jackie French

          Read an Extract of Jackie French's Stunning New Historical, The Angel of Waterloo

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          9 December 2020

          Read an Extract of Jackie French's Stunning New Historical, The Angel of Waterloo

            The Angel of Waterloo is Another Marvellous Historical from Master Storyteller Jackie French

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            8 December 2020

            The Angel of Waterloo is Another Marvellous Historical from Master Storyteller Jackie French