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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. He spends his spare time reading and watching old movies and enjoys travelling, woodworking and photography.


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

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