Product Details
List Price:
$16.95
Ages:
11 to 14
Grades:
6 to 9
Pages:
168
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.25"
Published:
04/2005
Imprint:
Front Street
ISBN-13: 978-1-93242-522-2

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Judith Clarke

Judith Clarke was born in Sydney, Australia, and lives in Melbourne. She is the author of many award-winning books for young adults, including Kalpana’s Dream, Wolf on the Fold, Night Train, and Friend of My Heart.

“The best job I ever had,” says Judith, “was as a tea-lady in a Sydney radio station. The worst was as governess/minder/parole officer of two teenagers whose parents had gone away (escaped?) for the long summer holidays.”

“I never made a conscious decision to be a writer; I never saw it as a profession or career. Writing was something I began doing when I was a child in the western suburbs of Sydney in the 1950s… All of the kids in my neighborhood were boys, and though they let my sister and I play with them, they pinched our marbles and comics and bashed us up. Writing stories was less dangerous.”

AWARDS
Kalpana's Dream (Front Street, 2004)
Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book in Fiction and Poetry

Wolf on the Fold (Front Street, 2002)
Children's Books of the Year Awards Winner-Children's Book Council of Australia

Night Train (Holt, 2000)
Children's Books of the Year Awards Honor, Older Readers
—Children's Book Council of Australia
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Winner,
Young Adult Fiction-State Library of Victoria, Australia

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Other Books by Judith Clarke