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Jonathan Harlen Jonathan Harlen i(A31728 works by)
Born: Established: 1963
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1986
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BiographyHistory

Jonathan Harlen grew up in New Zealand before moving to Australia in 1986. He has worked in numerous careers, and has been a teacher, journalist, comedy writer, landscape gardener and rock musician.

Harlen writes for children of many different age groups. He has written picture books and novels which explore themes that range from conservation to the supernatural. He has offered numerous school workshops to enhance the literacy and creative writing skills of young people.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Lucy and the Whale South Australia : Omnibus Books , 1994 Z837894 1994 single work children's fiction children's While she is walking along the beach, Lucy sees a huge humpback whale swimming slowly towards the shore until it lies stranded in the shallow water. Lucy races off to get help and soon the beach is crowded with helpers and sightseers. But what does the whale really want? And how can Lucy help?
1995 shortlisted The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Younger Readers section
y separately published work icon Fracture Zone Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1994 Z509301 1994 single work novel young adult
1995 highly commended Children's Peace Literature Award
1995 highly commended Australian Multicultural Children's Literature Awards Senior
1995 winner Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
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