Jackie French is a truly inspirational author! Jackie is the author of the Fair Dinkum Histories series, Hitler’s Daughter, Pirate Boy from Sydney Town, The Matilda Saga and much, much, much more.
I have always Adored Jackie French’s quirky writing style since I was a little kid and I still do to this very day. All of her books which I have read are very enjoyable and each have been written in various styles, some are fun and quirky whilst others are serious, heartwarming and moving.
I believe that Jackie is an inspirational author because of how she tells history in a fun and enjoyable way for kids in the Fair Dinkum Histories series and how she shows the truth behind our Australian history without white washing it as much as most books do but she tells it in a a fun way to help us learn, not just handing us the facts in a boring bland historical book.
I have always enjoyed the Fair Dinkum Histories series because of it’s a amazing comics jokes and because of how it tells the history of Australia from a new perspective and it displays it honestly, it also makes learning about our history fun.
Here are some of my face Jackie French quotes: “Books aren't like broccoli. You don't have to eat it because it's good for you. "Books drag you in because they are fascinating.”
“If you want intelligent children, give them a book. If you want more intelligent children give them more books.”
Her books have also won these awards: 'Let the Land Speak 2014 NIB Award', 'Christmas Wombat (with Bruce Whatley) 2012 Shortlisted in the Australian Book Industry Awards.' & 'Nanberry: Black Brother White 2012 Shortlisted Children’s Book Council of Australia &2012 Honour Book, Children’s Book Council of Australia' as well as many more! Thats a HUGE amount of awards!
Jackie's writing career spans 25 years, over 140 books, several manuscripts which have been eaten by the wombats ;), 36 languages, and over 60 awards in Australia and overseas and she is still writing more books! Jackie is a truly incredible and inspiring author and I definitely recommend checking out Jackie French's website, following her on social media and buying and reading some of her books they are INCREDIBLE!!! You will not regret it!!
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