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Norman Jorgensen

Norman was born in Broome in 1954, the eldest of four brothers, and lived in several country towns throughout Western Australia during his childhood. At the age of ten his family moved to Kalamunda, in the hills above Perth. Norman became an avid reader after being given The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton at age seven. His love affair with books has never ended and for the past twenty-five years Norman has worked in the book trade. He and his wife Jan, a school librarian, are currently restoring an old federation house near the city. They have five goldfish named Errol Fin, Elizabeth Taylor, David Blowie, Salmon Rushdie and Wanda and Norman spends his spare time reading and watching old movies and enjoys travelling, woodworking and photography.

Awards

Shortlisted, Western Australian Young Readers Award, 2012
Shortlisted, Children’s Book Council of Australia Early Childhood, 2012
Shortlisted, Aurealis Award, 2012
Shortlisted, Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, 2012
Shortlisted, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Crystal Kite Awards, 2012
Notable Book, Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Books, 2012
Shortlisted, Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, 2002
Winner, Children’s Book Council of Australia Award, 2003
Honour Book, American SPCA Henry Burgh Award, 2004
Shortlisted, Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, 2004
Shortlisted, Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, 2006
Shortlisted, Western Australian Premier’s Award, 2008
Winner, Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, 2009
Shortlisted, Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, 2012

Books available from Fremantle Press

Other Books by this Author

  • Ashe of the Outback

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