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Jackie French

Forfatter af Diary of a Wombat

260 Værker 8,410 Medlemmer 219 Anmeldelser 10 Favorited

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Jackie French was born on November 29, 1953 in Sydney, Australia. She overcame dyslexia to write over 140 books for both children and adults. Her children's books include Diary of a Wombat, Christmas Wombat, Flood, and Fire. A Waltz for Matilda, published in 2016, won the Kids Reading Oz Choice vis mere (KROC) Award for fiction for years 7-9. She has also written 6 gardening books. She has received numerous awards including the 2000 CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers and the UK Wow! Award for Hitler's Daughter, an Aurealis Award for Cafe on Callisto, and ACT Book of the Year for In the Blood. She was chosen to be the Australian National Children's Laureate for 2014-2015 and was named the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She also won a 2015 Excellence Award and the Redmond Barry Award, which honors contributions to the library and information sector. In 2016, she and illustrator Peter Bray won the ACT Writing and Publishing Award in the children's book category for their book, Horace the Baker's Horse and she was given the Pixie O'Harris Award for service to Australian children's books given by the Australian Book Industry Awards. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Jackie French, Jacqueline French

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Værker af Jackie French

Diary of a Wombat (2002) 1,384 eksemplarer, 38 anmeldelser
Hitler's Daughter (1999) 612 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Diary of a Baby Wombat (2009) 328 eksemplarer, 15 anmeldelser
Pete the Sheep (2004) 215 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Josephine Wants to Dance (2006) 196 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Christmas Wombat (2011) 181 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
A Rose for the Anzac Boys (2008) 159 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Too Many Pears! (2003) 158 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Flood (2011) 118 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Waltz for Matilda (2010) 117 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Pharaoh: The Boy Who Conquered the Nile (2007) 113 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Backyard Self-Sufficiency (1992) 112 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Tom Appleby Convict Boy (2004) 111 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Pennies For Hitler (2012) 107 eksemplarer, 12 anmeldelser
Wombat Goes to School (2013) 89 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Nanberry: Black Brother White (2011) 82 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
They Came on Viking Ships (2005) 80 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Somewhere Around the Corner (1994) 79 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fire (2014) 73 eksemplarer
Walking the Boundaries (1993) 70 eksemplarer
Grim Crims & Convicts (2005) 67 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The girl from Snowy River (2012) 65 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Jackie French's Chook Book (1993) 62 eksemplarer
Macbeth and Son (2006) 60 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The donkey who carried the wounded (2009) 57 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Daughter of the Regiment (1998) 56 eksemplarer
The Night They Stormed Eureka (2009) 56 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The goat who sailed the world (2006) 54 eksemplarer
The tomorrow book (2010) 54 eksemplarer
Rover (2007) 51 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Book of Unicorns (1997) 51 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The road to Gundagai (2013) 51 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Miss Lily's Lovely Ladies (2017) 50 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Emily and the Big Bad Bunyip (2008) 49 eksemplarer
A Day to Remember (2012) 47 eksemplarer
The Shaggy Gully Times (2007) 46 eksemplarer
Queen Victoria's Underpants (2010) 46 eksemplarer
Soldier on the Hill (1998) 43 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Refuge (2013) 42 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Secret World of Wombats (2005) 41 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
To love a sunburnt country (2014) 40 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Ride the Wild Wind: The Golden Pony and Other Stories (2002) 38 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fair Dinkum Histories #4: Gold, Graves and Glory (2007) 38 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Fair Dinkum Histories #3: Rotters and Squatters (2007) 35 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Slave Girl (1600) 34 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Oracle (2010) 33 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Rain stones (1991) 33 eksemplarer
In the Blood (2001) 32 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The camel who crossed Australia (2008) 32 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
I am Juliet (2014) 32 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Savner dig! (2000) 30 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Fire Wombat (2020) 29 eksemplarer
The White Ship (2002) 29 eksemplarer
The Ghost by the Billabong (2015) 29 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Goodbye, Mr Hitler (2017) 28 eksemplarer
Dancing with Ben Hall (1997) 28 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
My Mom The Pirate (2003) 28 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Lily and the Rose (2018) 28 eksemplarer
Stories to Eat with a Watermelon (1999) 27 eksemplarer
Birrung the Secret Friend (2015) 26 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Organic control of common weeds (1989) 26 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Angel of Waterloo (2020) 26 eksemplarer
Grandma Wombat (2016) 26 eksemplarer
Booms, busts and bushfires : 1973- (2011) 25 eksemplarer
My Dad the Dragon (Funny Families) (2004) 25 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
If blood should stain the wattle (2016) 24 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Wombat Wins (2015) 24 eksemplarer
Hairy Charlie and the Frog (1993) 24 eksemplarer
Book of Thyme (1993) 23 eksemplarer
Blood Moon (2002) 23 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Book of Mint (1993) 23 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Facing the Flame (2017) 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The horse who bit a bushranger (2010) 22 eksemplarer
Tajore Arkle (1999) 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Book of Lavender (1993) 22 eksemplarer
Valley of Gold (2003) 22 eksemplarer
To the Moon and Back (2004) 21 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Dark Wind Blowing (2001) 21 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The beach they called Gallipoli (2014) 21 eksemplarer
How the Finnegans Saved the Ship (2001) 20 eksemplarer
The Dog Who Loved a Queen (2007) 19 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Beyond the boundaries (1996) 19 eksemplarer
Good dog Hank (2014) 19 eksemplarer
Summerland (1996) 19 eksemplarer
War for Gentlemen (2003) 19 eksemplarer
Yates guide to edible gardening (1993) 18 eksemplarer
Flesh and Blood (2004) 18 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Cyclone (2016) 18 eksemplarer
Lady Dance (2000) 18 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Koala Bare (2017) 18 eksemplarer
The Lily in the Snow (2019) 18 eksemplarer
How to Guzzle Your Garden (1999) 18 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Just a Girl (2018) 18 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Clancy of the Overflow (The Matilda Saga, #9) (2019) 17 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Year in the Valley: Seasons of Content (2010) 17 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
There's an echidna at the bottom of my garden (1998) 17 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Lessons for a Werewolf Warrior (School for Heroes) (2009) 16 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Third Witch (2017) 16 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Earth Gardener's Companion (2009) 16 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Little Book of Big Questions (1998) 16 eksemplarer
Becoming Mrs Mulberry (2023) 16 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Household Self-sufficiency (1994) 16 eksemplarer
Rocket your child into reading (2004) 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Pandemic (2020) 15 eksemplarer
Queen Victoria's Christmas (2013) 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Dingo: The Dog Who Conquered a Continent (2012) 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Natural Control of Garden Pests (1990) 15 eksemplarer
Seasons of content (1998) 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
My Name is Not Peaseblossom (2019) 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The last dingo summer (2018) 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
No Hearts of Gold (2021) 15 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Ophelia, Queen of Denmark (2015) 15 eksemplarer
Fascinating History of Your Lunch (2001) 15 eksemplarer
How High Can a Kangaroo Hop (2008) 15 eksemplarer
Lilies, Lies and Love (2020) 14 eksemplarer
Dinosaurs Love Cheese (2013) 14 eksemplarer
The Boy Who Had Wings (1993) 14 eksemplarer
Millie Loves Ants (2017) 13 eksemplarer
Stories to Eat with a Blood Plum (2000) 13 eksemplarer
Tiger tangle (2012) 12 eksemplarer
Organic Control of Household Pests (1988) 12 eksemplarer
The Secret Beach (1995) 12 eksemplarer
Elephant alert (2012) 11 eksemplarer
Pirate Boy of Sydney Town (2019) 11 eksemplarer
Shark attack (2012) 11 eksemplarer
Phredde and the Purple Pyramid (2003) 11 eksemplarer
Happy Birthday Wombat (2019) 11 eksemplarer
The Schoolmaster's Daughter (2020) 11 eksemplarer
The music from the sea (1993) 10 eksemplarer
My Uncle Gus the Garden Gnome (2010) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
Dippy's big day out (2018) 10 eksemplarer
Book of Chilli (Herb Book) (1994) 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Book of Horses and Unicorns (2014) 10 eksemplarer
Wonderfully Wacky Families (2009) 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
My Auntie Chook the Vampire Chicken (2010) — Forfatter — 9 eksemplarer
Book of Rosemary (1993) 9 eksemplarer
The Sea Captain's Wife (2024) 9 eksemplarer
Gorilla grab (2012) 9 eksemplarer
A-Z of Useful Plants (1990) 9 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Book of Garlic (1994) 8 eksemplarer
With Love from Miss Lily (2017) 8 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Jackie French's Top 10 Vegetables (1995) 8 eksemplarer
Making money from your garden (1998) 8 eksemplarer
Drought (2022) 8 eksemplarer
The organic garden doctor (1988) 8 eksemplarer
Legends of the Lost Lilies (2021) 7 eksemplarer
When the war is over (2019) 7 eksemplarer
Secret Sparrow (2023) 7 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Tribe That Sang To Trees (1996) 7 eksemplarer
My Gran the Gorilla (2006) 7 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Organic Garden Problem Solver (1994) 7 eksemplarer
Yates Guide to Herbs (1994) 7 eksemplarer
Growing Flowers Naturally (1997) 7 eksemplarer
Pumpkin Book (1996) 6 eksemplarer
Alien Games (1995) 6 eksemplarer
My Pa the Polar Bear (2010) 6 eksemplarer
Mind's Eye (1996) 6 eksemplarer
Horace the baker's horse (2015) 6 eksemplarer
The Black House (2003) 5 eksemplarer
The Warrior The Story of a Wombat (Young Bluegum) (1996) 5 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Annie's Pouch (Young Bluegum) (1995) 5 eksemplarer
Organic gardening in Australia (1986) 5 eksemplarer
One Perfect Day (Making Tracks) (2006) 5 eksemplarer
The Silver Eyes (After Dark 24) (1997) 5 eksemplarer
Mermaids (1995) 5 eksemplarer
The Metal Men (1994) 4 eksemplarer
The wombat and the Grand Poohjam (2009) 4 eksemplarer
Earthly Delights (2001) 4 eksemplarer
Hairy Charlie and the Pumpkin (1994) 4 eksemplarer
The Great Gallipoli Escape (2023) 3 eksemplarer
Plants that never say die (1995) 3 eksemplarer
The Turtle and the Flood (2023) 3 eksemplarer
Natural Rose Growing (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Charlie's Gold (1999) 3 eksemplarer
The cafe on Callisto (2001) 3 eksemplarer
Space pirates on Callisto (2002) 3 eksemplarer
All of Us (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Salad gardening (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Ma tu lo sai cos'è un vombato? (2005) 2 eksemplarer
Night ride into danger (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Tornado (2024) 2 eksemplarer
Captain purrfect (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Vampire Slugs on Callisto (2006) 2 eksemplarer
Christmas in Paris (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Narmer, Eroberer des Nils (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Plague 1 eksemplar
Household Herb Book 1 eksemplar
Dairy of a wombat 1 eksemplar
The Secret Life of Santa Claus (2001) 1 eksemplar
The Wonderful World of Wombats (2022) 1 eksemplar
Christmas Lilies (Miss Lily) (2018) 1 eksemplar
The Phredde Collection (2011) 1 eksemplar
The space bug (2002) 1 eksemplar
Burt and the band (2000) 1 eksemplar
The tinytoreum (2010) 1 eksemplar
French/Whatley Board Book Set (2011) 1 eksemplar
Top koala (2019) 1 eksemplar
New Plants From Old 1 eksemplar

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Araluen, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
children's book author
Priser og hædersbevisninger
CBCA Book of the Year (Younger Readers ∙ 2000)
Senior Australian of the Year (2015)
Kort biografi
Jackie French is a prolific author who writes gardening books, historical works (fiction and non-fiction), and various other works for children including books on wombats and fairies.



Another fascinating Jackie French book! This book was generally very easy to read and it kept me turning the pages. However, I dropped it down to three stars because I couldn't keep up with all the characters. I have read all the previous books in the series but not in the last year and it was impossible to remember who all the minor characters were without a bit of history. I knew I recognised their names but not enough about them to help make the story make sense and I think what was needed was a family tree in the beginning of the book. The second half of the book featured many minor characters and I was confused for most of it trying to work out who was related to whom and whether or not I was supposed to feel attached to them.
I also felt that the deaths in the book were forced. Many, many people died in the war but also many families were involved in the war and suffered no casualties. In my immediate grandmother's family many fought and no one was killed. I think the death at the end of the book was purely for dramatic effect and in a way sordid for that reason.
If not for these reasons it would have been a solid 4 stars from me.
… (mere)
ChariseH | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 25, 2024 |
Don't read this book until you are familiar with Macbeth, there are many sections that would be hard to follow without having read or studied the play.
This was my second of Jackie French's Shakespeare retellings and I will certainly be reading the third book as well.
I felt conflicted about my rating because while I enjoyed all the aspects of the story in regard to women and class divide and true happiness I found it difficult to sympathise with Annie. While she claims to be loyal, I found her loyalty quite shallow and self serving. If I was going to have someone looking out for me I would much prefer it to be Rab or Agnes rather than Annie.
This would have been a solid four star read for me for the clever retelling but Annie's character brings it down to 3.5 stars.
… (mere)
ChariseH | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 25, 2024 |
Representation: Black, Asian and First Australian characters
Trigger warnings: Near-death experience, racism, racist slur, death in a car crash and other people, military violence and war themes, colonisation, World War Two, Vietnam War, refugee experiences, displacement, PTSD
Score: Five out of ten.
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Well. This one was bizarre. I got this one at a library giveaway, and glanced at the blurb, making Refuge seem intriguing. However, I headed in with low expectations considering the equally low ratings. When I closed the final page, it was hard to enjoy Refuge because of all the issues, especially cultural appropriation.

It starts with the first character I see, Faris, on a boat with other people, escaping from a war-torn country (whose name remains unknown) when a wave tosses them into the sea, but surprisingly, Faris survives in the opening pages. The plot thickens when he discovers other characters from different countries, but, most notably, different times, like the time system is broken, allowing for stuff like this to happen.

Unfortunately, the pacing slows from there, and that is only the beginning of the problems Jackie French could've addressed to improve her creation. The characters also lack depth and sometimes can be hard to read with irritating dialogue, making me disconnect and find it harder to relate with them. I liked where the author was going with a story on the many peoples of Australia and showing how some refugees made it, but others didn't, but the execution could've been better. The plot is strange and challenging to wrap my head around, because Faris landed on Australia, but something is off about it based on the description, which describes a house next to the beach with some native animals. I think Refuge tried to combine fantasy and realism but it didn't work out that well. The supporting characters are only diverse to tick boxes and not do anything meaningful, and there were too many (removing some could improve the reading experience.) Could the author at least name the country Faris came from and not leave it up to interpretation?

The worst flaw of Refuge is the cultural appropriation since the author doesn't match the characters' attributes. An author more similar to the characters would've written a more enjoyable story. I'm so underwhelmed. At least the conclusion is a high note where Faris escapes the realm and arrives at the genuine Australia.
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Law_Books600 | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 13, 2024 |
A very well told (and well narrated, by Humphrey Bower) story about a young boy's experience of WWII. Now I have to read this author's earlier book!
TraSea | 11 andre anmeldelser | Apr 29, 2024 |



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