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Jan Ormerod


Jan Ormerod grew up in Western Australia. Her first book, SUNSHINE, won the Mother Goose Award, was voted Book of the Year by the Children's Book Council of Australia and was highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Since then she has had more than 50 books published and won many awards, including Oppenheim Platinum and Gold Awards, ALA Notable Book, Pennsylvania's Children's Choice Award and Parent's Choice Award. Her picture book LIZZIE NONSENSE was an Australian IBBY Honour book in 2006.

Jan also writes picture book texts for other illustrators, and has written three with artist Lindsey Gardiner and the latest in their highly successful partnership, WHOOSH AROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH.

Jan Ormerod died of cancer on 23rd January 2013. The last book she finished writing before her death is THE SWAP, which as published posthumously with illustrations are by Andrew Joyner.

Other titles by
Jan Ormerod include:

Baby books
Peek-a-boo!
Rockababy

Picture Books
Ms McDonald Has a Class
Moonlight
The Story of Chicken Licken
Sunshine
When an Elephant Comes to School

Picture Book texts
Doing the Animal Bop
Emily and Albert
If You're Happy and You Know it
The Frog Princess

Water Witcher

Lizzie Nonsense

The Swap

Whoosh around the Mulberry Bush