Author(s): George Ivanoff; Ben Wood (Illustrator)
A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including Reverend John Flynn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
In the early 20th century, Reverend John Flynn saw the potential for aeroplanes to bring urgent medical care to people in outback Australia. He campaigned for more than ten years to make his big idea a reality. That big idea became the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Today the RFDS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides emergency and primary health care across Australia.
From Ned Kelly to Nellie Melba; Captain Cook to Sidney Nolan, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
George Ivanoff (Author) George Ivanoff is an author and stay-at-home dad residing in Melbourne. He has written more than 100 books for kids and teens, including the RFDS adventures, the You Choose series and the Gamers trilogy. As a child, George loved reading interactive books, where he got to make decisions about the direction of the story. He has had more fun plotting and writing the You Choose books than pretty much anything else. And writing the RFDS adventures has opened his eyes to the amazing working done by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He is thrilled that You Choose- The Treasure of Deadman's Cove won the 2015 YABBA for Fiction for Younger Readers. George drinks too much coffee, eats too much chocolate and watches too much Doctor Who. He has one wife, two children and two cats. Ben Wood (Illustrator) Sydney illustrator Ben Wood has been illustrating children's books and products for over a decade. He has worked with many of Australian publishers and authors, including the likes of Margaret Wild, and loves the challenge of interpreting an author's words into images. Growing up in country Victoria has influenced Ben in his work, as animals and nature are some of his favourite things to draw. When he isn't in his home studio, Ben visits schools to teach students about illustrating stories.