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

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

        Friendship, Poverty, Secrets: Review of The Ghost of Howlers Beach by Jackie French

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        25 February 2020

        Friendship, Poverty, Secrets: Review of The Ghost of Howlers Beach by Jackie French

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

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        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

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          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

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            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

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              20 October 2019

              The Sunlight of My Childhood by Jackie French