The Book That Made Me – Ridge, Judith, editor

<p>The Book That Made Me</p>

Title

The Book That Made Me

Author

Ridge, Judith, editor

Illustrator

Tan, Shaun

Publisher

Walker Books

Published Date

2016

Annotation

This anthology features 31 well known, mostly Australian and New Zealand, authors who write short stories, fiction, poetry and other types of works. Here they talk about the books they read when young that influenced, inspired, changed their lives and turned them into writers. Those featured include culturally diverse creators. Writers include Markus Zusack, Jaclyn Moriarty, Shaun Tan, Mal Peet, Ambelin Kwaymullina, Simon French, Fiona Wood, Simmone Howell, Bernard Beckett, Ursula Dubosarsky, Rachael Craw, Sue Lawson, Felicity Castagna, Benjamin Law, Cath Crowley, Kate Constable, James Roy, Alison Croggon, Will Kostakis and Randa Abdel-Fattah. Black and white cartoons by Shaun Tan feature. These authors’ favourite books may encourage young readers to read more widely.

Key Concepts

Family, Immigrants, Language, Relationships, Social life

Audience

Secondary, Upper primary

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