Patricia Wrightson

Australian children's writer

1921   -   2010

genre: children's literature
country of citizenship: Australia
language of expression: English
occupation: writer, film editor, children's writer
award received: Dromkeen Medal, Hans Christian Andersen Award

Patricia Wrightson OBE (19 June 1921 – 15 March 2010) was an Australian writer of several highly regarded and influential children's books. Her reputation came to rest largely on her magic realist titles. Her books, including the widely praised The Nargun and the Stars (1973), were among the first Australian books for children to draw on Australian Aboriginal mythology. Her 27 books have been published in 16 languages.For her "lasting contribution" as a children's writer, she received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1986.
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The Nargun and the Stars

novel by Patricia Wrightson

author: Patricia Wrightson
illustrator: Robert Ingpen


The Crooked Snake

book by Patricia Wrightson

author: Patricia Wrightson


The Nargun and the Stars

author: Patricia Wrightson

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