Judith Clarke

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Judith Holmes Clarke is an Australian best-selling author of short stories for children and teenagers.[1]

She was born and raised in Sydney. Judith has worked as a teacher, lecturer and librarian. She graduated from the University of New South Wales, and Australian National University. Judith is still writing novels today, and lives in Melbourne with her husband and son.


  • Young People's Talking Book of the Year Award (1991) from the Variety Club
  • Michael L. Printz Honor Book, for One Whole and Perfect Day
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book in Fiction and Poetry, for Kalpana's Dream
  • Children's Books of the Year Awards Winner-Children's Book Council of Australia, for Wolf on the Fold
  • Children's Books of the Year Awards Honor, Older Readers, for Night Train (Holt, 2000), by the Children's Book Council of Australia
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Winner, by Young Adult Fiction-State Library of Victoria, Australia



  • Beck and the Great Berry Bat, Laura Driscoll, Illustrated Judith Holmes Clarke, Perfection Learning Prebound, 2006, ISBN 978-0-7569-7839-6
  • Lily's Pesky Plant, Kirsten Larsen, Judith Clarke, HarperCollins Children's, 2006, ISBN 978-0-00-720933-0
  • Vidia and the Fairy Crown, Laura Driscoll, Judith Clarke, Collins Children's Books, 2006, ISBN 978-0-00-720931-6
  • Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon
  • Disney Fairies: Fira and the Full Moon.[2][3]


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