Frances Watts

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Frances Watts in 2011

Frances Watts is the pen-name of Ali Lavau, a Swiss born Australian author, who moved to Sydney, Australia when she was three years old.[1] She has studied English Literature at Macquarie University, going on to teach Australian Literature and children's literature. After graduating with a PhD, she obtained her first job in publishing.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • 2006 CBCA Book Of The Year Awards in the Early Childhood category, Honour book:Kisses For Daddy[2]
  • 2008 CBCA Book Of The Year Awards, Shortlisted: Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books[3]
  • 2012 CBCA Book Of The Year Awards, Notable Book: Goodnight, Mice!
  • 2012 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Children's Fiction Winner: Goodnight, Mice!

Books[edit]

Fiction[edit]

  • Extraordinary Ernie & Marvellous Maud (2008)[4]
  • The Greatest Sheep in History (2009)[5]

Picture books[edit]

  • This Dog Bruce (2004)[6]
  • Kisses for Daddy (illus. David Legge) (2005)[7]
  • Parsley Rabbit's Book about Books (2007)[8]
  • Captain Crabclaw's Crew (2009)[9]
  • Goodnight, Mice! (illus. Judy Watson) (2011)[10]
  • The Fearsome, Frightening, Ferocious Box (illus. David Legge) (2013)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Frances Retrieved 18 July 2010
  2. ^ CBCA Awards List 2006 Archived 5 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2010
  3. ^ Frances Watts Retrieved 18 July 2010
  4. ^ "Extraordinary Ernie & Marvellous Maud". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "The greatest sheep in history". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "This dog Bruce". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Kisses for daddy". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Parsley Rabbit's book about books". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Captain Crabclaw's crew". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Goodnight, mice!". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 18 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "The fearsome, frightening, ferocious box". www.worldcat.org. OCLC. Retrieved 18 September 2017.