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Author receives award
for Children's Literature


Maleny author and University of the Sunshine Coast Senior Lecturer Gary Crew received a national Environment Award for Children’s Literature from the Wilderness Society in Sydney on World Environment Day, Saturday June 5. 

Mr Crew, the author or more than 50 published works will be recognised for his ‘extinction’ series of illustrated children’s books.  The three books that make up the series won the national prize in the Wilderness Society’s Picture Book category.

They follow the stories of the extinction of three different Australian species (Thylacine, the Paradise Parrot and the Gastricbrooding frog) through the eyes of children . 

Book illustrator Mark Wilson also travelled to Sydney to accept the award.

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.