Author(s): Claire Saxby
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including World War II hero Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop. Sir Edward Weary' Dunlop was an Australian Army surgeon during World War II. This is the story of how Weary's bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow prisoners of war on the Thai Burma Railway. From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop, Captain Cook to Banjo Paterson, the Meet series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
Claire Saxby writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children. She has nearly forty books in print with more in production. Her poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, on train walls and in museum resources. Claire has been writing for children for about 15 years. Before that, she was a podiatrist, and worked in community health. She has been inspired by her own children, memories of childhood and by the children around her. Claire lives in Melbourne with her husband, three very tall sons and a dog that often pretends to be a cat. Jeremy Lord is a French-Australian illustrator based in Sydney. With a master's degree in graphic design and illustration, Jeremy's work covers a range of styles and applications. His main inspirations, however, will always be the work of artists like Monet, Schiele and the more contemporary Saul Bass. He loves to draw everything and anything, and when not doing that, he'll probably be trying to catch a wave or two.