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Summary

Mark Greenwood is a history hunter. His award-winning books include Jandamarra, Boomerang and Bat and The Legend of Lasseter’s Reef. Mark often teams with his wife, illustrator Frané Lessac, to produce titles such as Ned Kelly & The Green Sash, The Legend of Moondyne Joe and Simpson and His Donkey. His recent books include the chapter book series, History Mysteries, and The Happiness Box, a CBCA Honour book. In 2019 Mark will celebrate the publication of two new picture books - Moonwalkers, illustrated by Terry Denton and The Book of Stone, Illustrated by Coral Tulloch.

Biography

Mark Greenwood is a West Australian author of more than twenty award-winning children’s books that have been published and honoured internationally. Mark has twice received the West Australian Premier’s Award for The Legend of Lasseter’s Reef and The Legend of Moondyne Joe. Simpson and His Donkey was a CBCA Honour Book and a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Jandamarra, illustrated by Terry Denton, was shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature. Their book, Boomerang and Bat was a CBCA notable book.
Marks book’s with illustrator Frané Lessac include Drummer Boy of John John, Magic Boomerang, The Mayflower and Ned Kelly & The Green Sash, winner of the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award. Midnight - the story of a light horse, was a CBCA notable book
Mark’s latest titles include the History Mysteries chapter book series and The Happiness Box, illustrated by Andrew McLean, recently shortlisted for the West Australian Premier’s Award and selected as a 2019 CBCA Honour book. Moonwalkers and The Book of Stone will be published in 2019.

Relevant qualifications

Member:
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Children's Book Council of Australia
Australian Society of Authors

Literary Agent
Wernick & Pratt Agency; [email protected]

Honours:
Selected as torchbearer for Sydney Olympics, 2000, in recognition of work in remote Indigenous schools

Book Awards:
HAPPINESS BOX
CBCA 2019 Honour Book, Eve Pownall Award
Shortlisted, 2019 WA Premier's Book Awards

HISTORY MYSTERIES – DIAMOND JACK
Shortlisted, Speech Pathology Book of the Year, 2017

BOOMERANG AND BAT
CBCA 2017 Notable Book
Shortlisted, Speech Pathology Book of the Year, Indigenous Children, 2016

Shortlisted 2017 West Australia Young Readers’ Book Award.

THE MAYFLOWER
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2015 USA

MIDNIGHT
CBCA 2015 Notable Book
Shortlisted 2015 West Australia Young Readers’ Book Award.

JANDAMARRA
Shortlisted, Speech Pathology Book of the Year, Indigenous Children, 2013

Shortlisted, CBCA Eve Pownall Award, 2014

Shortlisted, NSW Premier's Literary Awards Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Literature, 2014

Shortlisted, 2014 West Australian Young Readers' Book Awards, Picture Books, 2014

DRUMMER BOY OF JOHN JOHN
CCBC Choices Best of the Year list 2013
Kirkus Star Review USA
CCBC Choices List USA
Bank Street College - Best Children's Books of the Year noted as having outstanding merit.
2013 Commended Title Americas Award USA

GREATEST LIAR ON EARTH
Shortlisted for the 2013 West Australia Young Readers’ Book Award.

SIMPSON AND HIS DONKEY
CBCA Honor Book - Book of the Year Awards
West Australian Premiers Award Shortlist
CJ Korean Picture Book Award Shortlist
2011 Sakura Medal Japan Shortlist

THE DONKEY OF GALLIPOLI
CBC NTSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2009
United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Book 2009
USA Kirkus Review Best Books 2009, Kirkus Books Starred Review

NED KELLY AND THE GREEN SASH
WAYBRA West Australian Young Readers Award Hoffman Award 2011
SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2011 Shortlist
CBCA Notable Book 2011

THE LEGEND OF MOONDYNE JOE
Winner West Australian Premier's Award 2002

THE LEGEND OF LASSETER’S REEF
Winner West Australian Premier's Award 2003

Recent experience

2019 Guest Speaker - Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week Opening Dinner
2019 Presenter - Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) Conference
2019 Guest Speaker - Australian Children’s Laureate Event for the WA Commissioner for Children and Young People
2019 Author in Residence - British School Jakarta
2019 Guest author - Voices on the Coast Literary Festival, Queensland

Publications

The Book of Stone

The Book of Stone

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Picture Book

Moonwalkers

Moonwalkers

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publ. date: 2019

Genre: Picture Book

The Lost Explorer

The Lost Explorer

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Chapter Book

The Last Tiger

The Last Tiger

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Chapter Book

Lasseter's Gold

Lasseter's Gold

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Chapter Book

Diamond Jack

Diamond Jack

Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publ. date: 2017

Genre: Chapter Book

Boomerang and Bat

Boomerang and Bat

Publisher: Allen and Unwin

Publ. date: 2016

Genre: Picture Book

Midnight

Midnight

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2014

Genre: Picture Book

Jandamarra

Jandamarra

Publisher: Allen and Unwin

Publ. date: 2013

Genre: Picture Book

The Greatest Liar on Earth

The Greatest Liar on Earth

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Picture Book

Drummer Boy of John John

Drummer Boy of John John

Publisher: Lee and Low

Publ. date: 2012

Genre: Picture Book

Ned Kelly and the Green Sash

Ned Kelly and the Green Sash

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2010

Genre: Picture Book

Simpson and his Donkey

Simpson and his Donkey

Publisher: Walker Books

Publ. date: 2008

Genre: Picture Book

Fortuyn's Ghost

Fortuyn's Ghost

Publisher: UWA Press

Publ. date: 2007

Genre: Picture Book

The Legend of Lasseter's Reef

The Legend of Lasseter's Reef

Publisher: UWA

Publ. date: 2003

Genre: Picture Book

The Legend of Moondyne Joe

The Legend of Moondyne Joe

Publisher: UWA

Publ. date: 2002

Genre: Picture Book

Our Big Island

Our Big Island

Publisher: Artbeat Publishers

Publ. date: 1995

Genre: Picture Book

Outback Adventure

Outback Adventure

Publisher: Artbeat Publishers

Publ. date: 1994

Genre: Picture Book

Magic Boomerang

Magic Boomerang

Publisher: Artbeat Publishers

Publ. date: 1992

Genre: Picture Book

Get in touch

Email [email protected]

Website http://www.markgreenwood.com.au

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/markgreenwoodauthor/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/markgreenwoodauthor/

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