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LEIGH HOBBS: AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN'S LAUREATE 2016-17SHORT-LISTED: CBCA Picture Book of the Year, 2002Horrible Harriet is one in a million.And maybe that's one too many.Horrible Harriet lives in a nest in the roof of the school. All the other children are scared of her. But when Athol Egghead arrives in a hot-air balloon, she finds her first friend.Leigh Hobbs writes: 'This book is about appearances and friendships and people not being what they seem. That is, appearances can be deceptive, and friendship can triumph. Horrible Harriet is an amalgam of various bad girls I have taught in schools.'Shortlisted in the picture book category of the 2002 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards, this wonderfully entertaining picture book is now available in paperback.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781865084398
ISBN-10: 1865084395
Format: Hardback
(295mm x 230mm x mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children's Books
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Leigh Hobbs

Leigh Hobbs is an artist, painter, sculptor, cartoonist, children's book illustrator and author. He is also an experienced teacher and lecturer at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels. On leaving art school, Leigh created two bigger-than-life caricature sculptures called 'Larry and Lizzy Luna' for Sydney's Luna Park, as well as supervising the restoration of a unique carousel. 'Larry and Lizzy Luna' are now housed at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum. Leigh's ceramic Flinders Street Station teapot is in the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria and many of his cartoons have appeared in the Age newspaper and various other publications.Leigh has illustrated a number of children's books including Mr Knuckles, Leo the Lion Tamer. He is probably best known for the Old Tom series of books which he wrote and illustrated and which are now a successful animated television series.Leigh is Australia's Children's Laureate for 2016 and 2017.

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