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1 y separately published work icon Aussie STEM Stars : Creswell Eastman Penny Tangey , Melbourne : Wild Dingo Press , 2022 22794848 2022 biography children's

'Creswell John Eastman AO is the Clinical Professor of Medicine at Sydney University Medical School, Principal of the Sydney Thyroid Clinic and Consultant Emeritus to the Westmead Hospital. Eastman is an endocrinologist and has directed or conducted research and public health projects into elimination of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) in Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, several Pacific Islands, Hong Kong, China and Tibet and Australia. For his work in remote areas of China, he has been dubbed the âman who saved a million brainsâ.

'In 2013 Eastman expressed concern that IDD may be affecting Australian children's ability to perform at school and reiterated that view in 2016. While the initial focus was mostly on indigenous children, he recently expanded it to include all children.

'Cres was awarded Membership of the Order of Australia in 1994 for his contributions to Medicine, particularly in the field of Endocrinology, and was awarded the Premierâs Gold Service Award in 2002 for development of the NSW Forensic DNA service laboratory.' (Publication summary)

1 1 y separately published work icon As Fast As I Can Penny Tangey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2020 18935962 2020 single work novel

'One girl. One dream. A few hurdles.

'Ten-year-old Vivian is determined to win a medal at the Olympic Games one day. Problem is, she hasn't found a sport she's any good at yet. But everyone says if you work hard enough you can achieve anything, right? So when Vivian discovers she has a talent for cross country running, finally, her Olympic dream might actually come true.

'But then a family illness is uncovered and all of Vivian's plans begin to unravel. Can she keep her dream alive? Or will she be stopped in her tracks?

'A funny, heartfelt novel about resilience, acceptance and dreaming big.' 

(Publication summary)

1 Use Your Words Penny Tangey , 2018 single work children's fiction
— Appears in: Laugh Your Head off 4 Ever 2018;
1 3 y separately published work icon Stay Well Soon Penny Tangey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2013 6388716 2013 single work novel young adult

'From CBCA shortlisted author, Penny Tangey, comes a moving, funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story.

'Stevie wants a pony or a horse more than anything. She dreams horses, draws horses and follows the girls at school who have horses hoping that one day she will have her own horse too.

'But money doesn’t grow on trees and Stevie’s mother is a single mum looking after two kids and holding down a job. Some dreams seem far away when you are vacuuming, hanging out washing and going to school. Stevie has to learn to straighten out the hard things herself. Her mother is worried about her sick brother and her Dad Ben is working up north leaving Stevie rudderless in this family going round in circles. Reading between the lines, Stevie suddenly has to learn a lot about growing up.

'A beautiful novel about the fine line between life and death.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 4 y separately published work icon Clara in Washington Penny Tangey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2011 Z1788672 2011 single work novel young adult 'Washington D.C. is meant to be all glamour, politics and great conversations but what do you do when you don't have the words to join in? Or the knowledge to ride the subway? Or you're scared someone will mug you?

Joining her mother on a trip to Washington is Clara's end-of-school adventure and a chance to be someone else other than the studious geek she's always been. Although, starting an adventure is hard to do when you won't leave the house.

But Clara didn't count on meeting Campbell and his anarchist group and she didn't count on her new discoveries threatening to unravel all her plans. Will she still be the same after Washington?' (Publisher's blurb)
1 Writing for Today's Teens : Penny Tangey Penny Tangey , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 54 no. 1 2010; (p. 2-3)
1 7 y separately published work icon Loving Richard Feynman Penny Tangey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009 Z1606852 2009 single work novel young adult

'Richard Feynman was a Nobel prize-winning physicist. Catherine is a science-loving 15-year-old. Richard helped build the atom bomb. Catherine's just trying to survive school.

When your life is falling apart around you, is talking to a dead physicist normal?

Catherine thinks so, but it isn't until her life begins unravelling that she learns who she can really trust.' (From the publisher's website.)