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Here is a list of Christobel’s books and short stories. An asterisk denotes the books that are in print.

1970       The Picnic Dog, ill. Carolyn Dinan, Hamish Hamilton, London.  1977, Knight paperback.  1980, Hear a Book.  1984, Louis Braille Productions.

1971       Windmill at Magpie Creek, ill. Gavin Rowe, Brockhampton, Leicester.  1972, highly commended, Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award 1972.  1974, Knight.  Translated into Danish: 1974, Vindmøllen, trans. Irma Kvist-Jensen, Branner og Korch.  1974, Talking book, Royal Blind Society of NSW.  1976, 1977, ABC Radio.  1979, one of Australia’s nominations for IBBY IYC Hans Christian Andersen Honours List.  1982, ill. Joan Saint, Hodder Australia paperback.  1982, Ashton Scholastic.  Translated into German: 1983, Die Windmuehle auf der Elsternfarm, trans. Thomas Lindquist, Bertelsmann.  1990, ill. Joan Saint, Hodder Australia paperback.  1992, ABC television. 1995, new jacket.

1971       Worm Weather, ill. Carolyn Dinan, Hamish Hamilton, London.  1972, mentioned in Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award 1972.  1977, Knight.  1979, Young Australia Thematic Library No. 13, Nelson.  Translated into French: 1979, Beau Temps pour les Vers de Terre, trans. E. Plocki, O.C.D.L.  1984, audio and Braille, Louis Braille Productions.

1972       Emu Kite, ill. Gavin Rowe, Hamish Hamilton, London.  1974, Talking book, Royal Blind Society of NSW.  1975, Knight.  1979, ABC radio.  1979, Young Australia Thematic Library No. 19, Nelson.  1980, Billabong cassette.  1982, Hear a Book.  1982, Knight.

1973       Queen of the Wheat Castles, ill. Gavin Rowe, Brockhampton, Leicester.  1977, 2-part abridgment, Cricket magazine, USA.

1974       The Surprise Mouse, ill. Carolyn Dinan, Hamish Hamilton, London.  1977, Knight.  1979, Hear a Book.  1979, ABC radio.  Translated into French: 1979, Le Cadeau Surprise, trans. E. Plocki, O.C.D.L.  1984, Louis Braille Productions.

1974       Tiger’s Milk, ill. Anne Ferguson, Angus & Robertson, Sydney.  1975, National Library for the Blind, UK.  1977, Bearback.  1979, Billabong cassette.  1982, Hear a Book.  1995 Scholastic, ill. Anne Spudvilas.

1974       The Battle of the Galah Trees, ill. Gareth Floyd, Brockhampton, Leicester.  Translated into Danish: 1975, Kampen om Kakadue-traeerne, trans. Irma Kvist-Jensen, Branner og Korch.  1977, serialised on Danish radio.  1992, Hodder & Stoughton paperback.  1992, Jacaranda paperback.  Excerpt in Rigby Anthology 6, US edition.

1974       Show and Tell, ill. Helen Sallis, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.

1974       “White and Witchety”, in A Taste of Cockroach, Australian Association for the Teaching of English, Adelaide.  1976, Reading for Pleasure No. 20, Jacaranda.  1995 in Coolabahs and Cockatoos, Macmillan Education, Melbourne.

1975       Lizard Log, ill. Helen Sallis, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.  1979, extract in Reading 360, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne.  1987, ill. Walter Stackpool, new edn.  1992, reprint with new jacket, paperback.  1995, audio tape, OTEN, Sydney.

1975       The Great Ballagundi Damper Bake, ill. Will Mahony, Angus & Robertson, Sydney.  1977, ABC radio.  1978, dramatised at Festival of Perth.  1979, Billabong cassette.  1982, Hear a Book.  1984, ABC radio.  1984, Oenpelli Outstation radio.  1985, A & R paperback.  1986, musical production by S. Watson, K. Paton and T. Solomon, Sydney.  Basis for inaugural Gulgong Festival 1988.

1976       The Long Walk, ill. Helen Sallis, Nelson, Melbourne.  1977, Hamish Hamilton, London.  1977, Ashton Scholastic paperback.  1978, “For the Juniors”, ABC television.  1979, ABC radio.

1977       New Patches for Old, Hodder & Stoughton, Leicester.  1980, Puffin.  1990, Puffin.

1977       The Special Present, ill. Noela Young, Collins, Sydney.  1980, Billabong cassette.

1977       The Big Swim, ill. Elizabeth Honey, Nelson, London.  1977, Hamish Hamilton.  1977, Ashton Scholastic.  1979, ABC radio.  1979, Billabong cassette.  1989, ill. Frances Luke, Ashton Scholastic.

1977       “Hide and Seek” in Tiger’s Milk, Bearback.

1977       “First Love Till Last Light”, in A Swag of Australian Stories, ed. Leon Garfield, ill. Caroline Harrison, Ward Lock, London, and Rigby, Adelaide.

1978       Budgerigar Blue, ill. Tony Oliver, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.  1979, ABC radio.  1979, Billabong cassette.  1987, Hodder paperback.

1978       “Katzenfell”, in Spooks and Spirits, ill. Deborah Niland, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.  1991, reprinted in Eerie Tales, Hodder&Stoughton, UK.  2000 in Animal Stories for Ten Year Olds, Macmillan, UK.

1978       The Jetty, ill. Gavin Rowe, Hodder & Stoughton, London.  1982, Knight paperback.  1982, Ashton Scholastic.  1984, Hear a Book. 

1979       Black Dog, ill. Craig Smith, Collins, Sydney.  1980, Bodley Head, London.  1980, highly commended Australian Book Publishers Award 1980.  1981, Collins Picture Lion.  1982, Ashton Scholastic.  1984, ABC radio.  2000, re-issued as First Friend, Puffin Aussie Nibbles. 2 reprints.

1981       Rummage, ill. Patricia Mullins, Angus & Robertson, Sydney.  1982, A & R paperback.  1982, Hear a Book.  Translated into Braille: 1982, Deaf and Blind Children’s Centre, North Rocks.  1982, commended, Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award 1982.  1982, Children’s Book Council of Australia Inaugural Medal for the Outstanding Book for Junior Readers.  1984, ABC television.  1992, Harper Rowe, USA.

1982       Brave with Ben, ill. E. Honey, Nelson, Melbourne.  1982, Hear a Book.  1983, Hamish Hamilton, London.  1984, Puffin.  1989, ABC television.  1990, Royal Blind Society cassette.  1990, Puffin.

1982       Lexl and the Lion Party, ill. Astra Lacis, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.

1983       “The Strawberry Masks”, in The Magic Pen, Listen & Read Series 5, ABC.

1983       The Magic Saddle, ill. Patricia Mullins, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.  1984, shortlisted for Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award 1984.  1984, Hodder paperback.  1996 Margaret Hamilton Books; 1996 Simon and Schuster, USA.

1983       Duck Boy, ill. Patricia Mullins, Angus & Robertson, Sydney.  1984, Hear a Book.  1985, Puffin UK.  1986, Atheneum, New York.  1991, Collins/A & R paperback.

1983       Southerly Buster, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.  1983, Ashton Scholastic.

1984       The Angel with a Mouth Organ, ill. Astra Lacis, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.  1985, shortlisted for Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award.  1985, Hodder paperback.  1985, Holiday House,  New York.  1986, Parents’ Choice, USA.

1984       Ghost Sitter, Patrick Hardy Books, London.  1985, Lutterworth Press.  1987, Methuen paperback.

1984       “The Grazier’s Wife”, in Words and Visions, 17.  1994, in Hope and Fear, CRNLE, Adelaide.  1997, in Australian Mosaic, Heinemann, Melbourne.

1985       The Miracle Tree, ill. Marianne Yamaguchi, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.  1986, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego.  1986, Australian Christian Book of the Year Children’s Award.  1986, Australian Christian Book of the Year Highly Commended.  1987, Notable Book Award, USA.  1995 Hodder Headline paperback.

1986       “Muttaburrasaurus and the Microchip”, in The Land of Ideas, WAV, Adelaide.

1987       McGruer and the Goat, ill. Carol McLean-Carr, Angus and Robertson, Sydney.  1992, Collins/A&R paperback.

1988       Survival in Our Own Land: “Aboriginal” Experiences in “South Australia” since 1836, Editor/Researcher, Wakefield Press, Adelaide.  1988, ALDAA (Aboriginal Literature Development Assistance Association Inc.), Adelaide, with Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.  1988, shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year Awards.  1990, shortlisted for SA Festival Awards.  1992, revised edition.  1998, revised edition, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne. 2010 6th printing.

1989       “Initiation”, in Dream Time, Viking Kestrel, Melbourne.  1989, Puffin.  1991, Houghton Mifflin, Boston.

1990       The Butcher, the Beagle and the Dog Catcher, ill. Carol McLean-Carr, Hodder & Stoughton, Sydney.  1990, Ashton Scholastic.

1992       Tucker’s Mob, Omnibus, Adelaide.  1993, Ashton Scholastic.  1993, shortlisted for Multicultural Award. 1993 Big Book, Ashton.  1995 SA Aboriginal Education Unit, translations in Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Kaurna, Narrunga.

1993       The Sack, Puffin Books, Melbourne. 6 reprints.  1994 audio, Louis Braille Books, Melbourne.

1993*       No Gun for Asmir, Puffin Books, Melbourne. 22 reprints.  1994, audio, Louis Braille Books, Melbourne. 1994, High Commendation, Children’s Literature Section, Australian Human Rights Awards.  1994 Children’s Book Council Notable Book.  1996 Shortlisted Yabba Awards.  1999 Shortlisted KOALA Awards.  Translated into German: 1994, Asmirs Flucht, Ellermann Verlag, Munich.  Translated into Italian: 1995, Asmir di Sarajevo, Mondadori, Milan. Translated into Spanish: Asmir no quiere pistolas, 1995, Alfaguara, Madrid.  Translated into Basque: L’Asmir no vol fusells, 1997, Alfaguara, Madrid. Translated into Portuguese: Asmir nao quer pistolas, 2002, Constancia, Carnaxide.

1995       The Race, ill. Anne Spudvilas, Ashton Scholastic, Sydney.  1995, High Commendation, Children’s Literature Section, Australian Human Rights Awards; 1996 Honour Book Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Awards; 1996 Crichton Award for Best Picture Book by a New Illustrator; 1997 Shortlisted KOALA Awards.

 1995       Asmir in Vienna, Puffin, Melbourne. 1996, 3 reprints. 1995-8, audio, Louis Braille Books, Melbourne. 1997 Shortlisted WAYRBA Awards.

1996       Escape from Sarajevo, Puffin, Melbourne. 4 reprints. 1997 Recommended List, Family Therapy Association of Australia.  1997 Children’s Book Council Notable Book. 1998 Shortlisted InauguralChristianSchools Book of the Year Award.

1997       Daniel’s Secret, Scholastic, Sydney. 1 reprint.

1997       Ginger, Puffin, Melbourne. 1998 Children’s Book Council Notable Book. 6 reprints.

1998       WORK WANTED, Puffin, Melbourne. 1998 Commended Australian Christian Children’s Book of the Year. 1999 reprint.

1998       Hurry up, Alice!, Puffin, Melbourne. 1999. 7 reprints. 2002 Translated into Spanish, Catalan.

1999*       Cockawun and Cockatoo, Puffin, Melbourne.  2 reprints. 2000 Notable Book CBC Children’s Book of the Year Awards;  2000 Certificate of Merit in the Whitley Awards for the Best Children’s Novel 2000 of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW.

2000       First Friend, Puffin, Melbourne. 2000, 8 reprints.  Bolinda Audio Books 2002.  US edition (Scholastic) 2002. UK edition 2007.

2001*     King of the Wilderness: the life of Deny King, Melbourne, Text.  9 reprints.

2003*     Ruby of Trowutta: Recollections of a country postmistress.  Hobart, Montpelier. 1 reprint.

2005*     Nest Egg: a Clutch of Poems, Wagga,Triple D Books

2007*     Battle Order 204: A Bomber Pilot’s Story, Melbourne, Allen & Unwin. 3 reprints.

2008*     Chelonia Green, Champion of Turtles, Allen & Unwin, Melbourne. Shortlisted 2009 The Wilderness Society Environmental Awards.

2009*     Maralinga, the Anangu story, Allen and Unwin, Melbourne. 2 reprints.  Honour Book Children’s Book Council of Australia Eve Pownall Award for Non-Fiction 2010.  Shortlisted Australian Publishers Association Awards, Primary School Section 2010.  Shortlisted New South Wales Premier’s Young Peoples’ History Award 2010. Paperback edition 2012.

2010*     For the Love of Nature: E.E.Gostelow’s Birds and Flowers.  National Library of Australia, Canberra.

2011*     A Brilliant Touch: Adam Forster’s Wildflowers.  National Library of Australia, Canberra.

2012*       My Father’s Islands: the Heroic Voyages of Abel Tasman.  National Library of Australia. Canberra.

2014*       Seen but not Heard: Lilian Medland’s Birds.  National Library of Australia, Canberra.

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The beach in the header photo is on the island off the Queensland coast where I wrote Chelonia Green, Champion of Turtles. Many turtles come ashore on that island to lay their eggs.

Queensland island beach

Queensland island beach

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One of my current projects, on which I have been working for the last year, is helping the Bible Society to produce a book of Aboriginal Christian art.  A man in New South Wales has given a generous sum of money to fund the project and we are trying to contact as many Aboriginal artists as possible across Australia to invite them to submit paintings of Bible stories which have meaning for them.  It takes time to try to spread the word about the project, so if you know any Aboriginal artists, please tell them about it and ask them to get in touch with me or Louise Sherman at the Bible Society.

Louise Sherman
Bible Society
770 South Rd
GLANDORE
SA 5037

Email: louise.sherman@biblesociety.org.au

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Lennart, Christobel, David and Lilian

Lennart, Christobel, David and Lilian

 

In this photo sitting outside my study with my husband David, whose story I told in Battle Order 204, are Lennart (15) and Lilian (then a week off 12), who came from Norderstedt near Hamburg in Germany to stay with us over Easter.  Both are studying English at school and last year Lennart and a friend interviewed me on skype and did a presentation about my books to their English class.  Lennart became so interested in Australia that he persuaded his parents to come here for their Easter holidays.  We had met their mother, Verena, and her parents many years ago on a visit to Germany, and Verena and her husband Sven came to England to attend the launch of Battle Order 204 at Lincoln Cathedral in 2007.  You can see Verena reflected in my study window as she took the photo, and more of her photos showing our house from the street and the terrace where we often have breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.

Our house from the street

Our house from the street

Terrace by our house

Terrace by our house

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