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Leslie Greener Leslie Greener i(A11023 works by) (a.k.a. Herbert Leslie Greener; L. Greener)
Born: Established: 13 Feb 1900 Cape Province,
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South Africa,
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Southern Africa, Africa,
; Died: Ceased: 8 Dec 1974 Hobart, Southeast Tasmania, Tasmania,
Gender: Male
Heritage: South African
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Leslie Greener arrived in Australia in the 1920s and was a journalist in Sydney (where he edited Pix magazine) and in New Zealand. In the Second World War he joined the AIF and, while a prisoner of war at Changi concentration camp, he illustrated The Happiness Box - a book for the children in the camp written by fellow prisoner David Griffin (q.v.). Greener has written novels and children's books. Among his other works are High Dam over Nubia (Lond: Cassell, 1962), an account of Greener's archaeological work, followed four years later by another such book, The Discovery of Egypt. He is also the author of Ross Bridge and the Sculpture of Daniel Herbert (Hobart: Fullers Bookshp, 1971).

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y separately published work icon The Happiness Box Sydney : Australasian Publishing Co. , 1947 Z962728 1947 single work picture book children's

Three best friends - a lizard, a monkey and a frog - find a magical box and embark on a quest through the jungle to discover the secret of happiness. 

2019 honour book CBCA Book of the Year Awards Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
2018 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Premier's Prize for Writing for Children
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