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

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

          Lilies, Lies and Love Author, Jackie French on Putting Women’s voices Back into History

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          14 April 2020

          Lilies, Lies and Love Author, Jackie French on Putting Women’s voices Back into History

            Try a Chapter of the Wonderful, Lilies, Lies and Love by Jackie French

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            25 March 2020

            Try a Chapter of the Wonderful, Lilies, Lies and Love by Jackie French

              Duty or Love?: Review of Lilies, Lies and Love by Jackie French

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              24 March 2020

              Duty or Love?: Review of Lilies, Lies and Love by Jackie French

                A Good Book Should Take You to Places You Have Never Been Before: Q&A with Jackie French

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                25 February 2020

                A Good Book Should Take You to Places You Have Never Been Before: Q&A with Jackie French

                Vanishing Children: Read an Extract from The Ghost of Howlers Beach by Jackie French

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                25 February 2020

                Vanishing Children: Read an Extract from The Ghost of Howlers Beach by Jackie French