Jackie French
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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

Making Friends with Women Across Centuries: Q&A with Clancy of the Overflow Author, Jackie French

News | Author Related

23 October 2019

Making Friends with Women Across Centuries: Q&A with Clancy of the Overflow Author, Jackie French

    Important Themes, Delicious Entertainment: Read an Extract From Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

    Review | Extract

    23 October 2019

    Important Themes, Delicious Entertainment: Read an Extract From Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

      She Gives Women a Voice: Read a Review of Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

      Review | Our Review

      23 October 2019

      She Gives Women a Voice: Read a Review of Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

        The Sunlight of My Childhood by Jackie French

        News | Author Related

        20 October 2019

        The Sunlight of My Childhood by Jackie French

        Authors Read For You

        Kids & Ya

        30 July 2019

        Authors Read For You

        Adventure, Danger, High Seas: Review of Pirate Boy of Sydney Town by Jackie French

        Kids & Ya

        21 May 2019

        Adventure, Danger, High Seas: Review of Pirate Boy of Sydney Town by Jackie French

        Ship Ahoy!: Read an extract from Pirate Boy of Sydney Town by Jackie French

        Kids & Ya

        21 May 2019

        Ship Ahoy!: Read an extract from Pirate Boy of Sydney Town by Jackie French

        Gripping Historical Fiction: Read an extract from The Lily in the Snow by Jackie French

        News

        21 March 2019

        Gripping Historical Fiction: Read an extract from The Lily in the Snow by Jackie French

          Espionage, Love and War: Review of The Lily in the Snow by Jackie French

          News

          19 March 2019

          Espionage, Love and War: Review of The Lily in the Snow by Jackie French

            The Infinite Wisdom of Jackie French

            News

            8 March 2019

            The Infinite Wisdom of Jackie French