Josephine Wants to Dance

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HarperCollins Children's, 2008 - Australian fiction - 32 pages
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Josephine loves to dance. She adores nothing more than bouncing with the brolgas, leaping with the lyrebirds and swaying with the branches in the trees. However, Josephine is no ordinary dancer. . . she's a KANGAROO!

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About the author (2008)

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. 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 and 2015 and was named the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. HarperCollins Children's Books congratulated Jackie French for the shortlisting of The Road to Gundagai for the Ethel Turner Prize for Young Adult's Literature in the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards. She also won a 2015 Excellence Award, the Redmond Barry Award, which honours contributions to the library and information sector. from the Australian Library and Information Association.

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