Goldie Alexander

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Goldie Alexander is an Australian author, born in Melbourne to Polish migrants.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Astronet
  • Beyond the Thicket
  • Body and Soul: Lilbet's Romance
  • Bridging the Snowy
  • The Business of Writing for Young People (co-written with Hazel Edwards)
  • Captain Gallant
  • Car Crimes: the 2nd A~Z PI Mystery
  • Cowpat$
  • Dessi's Romance
  • Dramatics: A Resource Book (co-written with Hazel Edwards)
  • Gallipoli Medals
  • The Grevillea Murder Mystery Trilogy
  • A Hairy Story
  • Health and Understanding 12 book Maga series (co-written with Hazel Edwards)
  • Hedgeburners: An A~Z PI Mystery
  • The History of Bread
  • An Interview with Cindy Centipede
  • Killer Virus and Other Stories
  • Lame Duck Protest
  • The Little Big School
  • Mavis Road Medley
  • Mentoring Your Memoir
  • My Australian Story: Surviving Sydney Cove
  • My Horrible Cousins and Other Stories
  • Neptunia
  • Right and Wrong: Class-Room Plays (co-written with Hazel Edwards)
  • Seawall
  • Shape Shifters
  • 6788
  • Space Footy and Other Stories
  • Starship Q
  • Trapeze
  • The Youngest Cameleer
  • eSide: An adventure in Cyberspace
  • That Stranger Next Door
  • Cybertricks
  • My Holocaust Story: Hanna
  • Panelope's Ghost
  • Emily's Ghost

Awards[edit]

  • Scholarship for the Romanian Writers Exchange Program September 2005
  • Australian Society of Authors Mentor program 2005-2006, 2010 -2011, 2012-2013
  • 2000 & 2001 Mary Grant Bruce Award for two long short stories Mavis Road Medley. CBC Notable Book. Short Listed by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 'Youth Literature 150 best Book
  • Easternport Bay - Victorian Ministry of Arts Writing grant
  • My Australian Story: Surviving Sydney Cove - CBC Notable Book
  • Cassie’s Big Swim - Brant Point Literary prize
  • Body and Soul - Brant Point Literary prize
  • Mavis Road Medley chosen by the State Library of Victoria and the Australian Centre for Youth Literature as one of 150 'treasures' to celebrate their 150th anniversary.
  • The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards — FAW Mary Grant Bruce Award Short Story Award for Children's Literature with Roger Marchant - 2000.[2]
  • The Fellowship of Australian Writers Victoria Inc. National Literary Awards — FAW Mary Grant Bruce Award Short Story Award for Children's Literature with Kerry Coombe - 1999.[2]

Cybertricks" a 2016 Notable CBCA

Style[edit]

A review of Hedgeburners described Alexander as "an experienced writer for primary-age children" and praised the "compelling plot, convincing characterization" and natural language used in the work.[3]

A reviewer for the non-fiction book "Talking about Your Weight" noted that the work offered "good information and interesting insights" about the topic and they felt that it would not make readers self-conscious. They noted that the focus was on "balance and solutions" and that information on eating disorders was not sensationalized.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/AWE2706b.htm
  2. ^ a b http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A20273
  3. ^ Douglas, Elizabeth (2010-02-01), "Alexander, Goldie (text) Marjory Gardner (illus.): Hedgeburners.(Brief article)(Children's review)(Book review)", Reading Time, Children's Book Council of Australia, 54 (1): 24(1), ISSN 0155-218X 
  4. ^ Cooper, Ilene (2010-04-01), "Talking about Your Weight.(Brief article)(Children's review)(Book review)", Booklist, American Library Association, 106 (15): 70(1), ISSN 0006-7385 

Further reading[edit]

  • Poustie, Carole (2011-09-01), "The Youngest Cameleer.(Young adult review)(Book review)", Magpies, Magpies Magazine Pty. Ltd, 26 (4): 33(1), ISSN 0817-0088 
  • "Mavis Road Medley.(Book Review)(Young Adult Review)(Brief Article)", Magpies, Magpies Magazine Pty. Ltd, 6: 32, 1991-11-01, ISSN 0817-0088 
  • Watson, Cindy (2010-02-01), "Dramatics: A drama resource for primary teachers.(Brief article)(Book review)", Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, Australian Literacy Educators' Association, 18 (1): 65(1), ISSN 1320-5692 

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