Carole Wilkinson

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Carole Wilkinson
Born 1950
Derby, England
Occupation Author
Nationality English
Notable works Dragonkeeper, Garden of the Purple Dragon, Dragon Moon
Website
www.carolewilkinson.com.au

Carole Wilkinson (born 1950, Derby, England) is an award-winning Australian writer, best known for Dragonkeeper (2003).[1]

Career[edit]

Wilkinson's family emigrated to Australia when she was 12 in 1963. Up to the age of 40 she worked as a laboratory assistant until she decided on a change of career.

To help her achieve her goal she studied at a tertiary level. During her time at University she showed some of her writing to a friend who worked in the publishing industry. This sample led to a commission to write her first novel for teenagers.

Since that time she has gone on to write numerous books for educational and trade publishers in Australia. She has also written episodes for children's television production.

In 2011 Carole went to St Ignatius College, Adelaide. Classes Year 5 Red, Yr 5 Gold and Year 5 Blue were reading the books as well.

Wilkinson's daughter, Lili Wilkinson, also writes for Young Adults.

Dragonkeeper[edit]

Her book Dragonkeeper has been very successful. The story set in Han dynasty China describes the adventures of Ping and an ageing dragon. Published in 2003 by Black Dog Books, it won a number of awards including

It was also shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards (2004) for the Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children's Books.[3] The book secured US Publication and the US version of the book was published in April 2005. It was published in the UK on 30 April 2005.

The sequel to Dragonkeeper, Garden of the Purple Dragon, was published in Australia in September 2005. Dragon Moon was also published later on in 2007. There is also a prequel to Dragonkeeper, a book called Dragon Dawn, about Danzi's adventures before he was put in Huangling[disambiguation needed] Mountain.

Bibliography[edit]

Dragonkeeper series[edit]

Ramose series[edit]

The Drum series[edit]

Other books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilkinson, Carole". WorldCat Identities. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Previous Winners". Children's Book Council of Australia. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  3. ^ [1], 26 June 2007

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