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Eleanor Stodart Eleanor Stodart i(A9178 works by)
Born: Established: 26 Oct 1940 ; Died: Ceased: 2 Dec 2004 Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,
Gender: Female
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An advocate of and tireless campaigner for quality Australian science books for children, Eleanor Stodart was the award winning author of many books. Stodart graduated with a B. Science degree from the University of Sydney and worked for the CSIRO Division of Wildlife Research for several years. She later wrote a series of nature study books for children. Stoddart had started to illustrate her own work and had begun to write and illustrate picture books at the time of her death. Active in the Children's Book Council of Australia, she edited Reading Time, reviewed children's books, and lobbied for and helped establish the Eve Pownall Award. Stodart was involved in writing Biology: The Common Threads (1990-91) and Environmental Science (1996) for the Australian Academy of Science.

Most Referenced Works


  • For information about this author's works for children not included in AustLit, see Australian Children's Books by Marcie Muir and Kerry White (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1992-2004).

Awards for Works

Australian Junior Field Guides 1989-1991 series - author
1990 winner Whitley Awards Certificate of Commendation Best Junior Series Award presented when five titles in the series had been published. Eventually, 11 titles were published.
y separately published work icon The Australian Echidna Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1989 Z994424 1989 single work information book children's
1989 winner Whitley Awards Best Zoological Photo-Essay
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