Sheena Knowles

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Sheena Knowles is an Australian author of children's books.

Born in Geelong, Victoria, she currently lives in Victoria. She is the author of the popular picture book Edward the Emu,[1] which was illustrated by Rod Clement, and shortlisted for the 1989 Australian Children's Picture Book of the Year.[2] A companion title, Edwina the Emu was published in 1997.[3] Edward the Emu was selected as the book read for Australia's 2001 National Simultaneous Storytime.[4] It also inspired a musical composition for narrator, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, and string quartet by Peter Webb.[5]

Sheena previously worked for Diversitat - a local non-profit organisation, as well as having a very successful career in advertising in the 1980s and 1990s.[6]