Author(s): Mike Dumbleton
Douglas Mawson led the first Australian expedition to the Antarctic. Meet Douglas Mawson tells the story of how Mawson survived the dangers and challenges of the frozen continent. From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to the ANZACS and Douglas Mawson, the Meet...series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
Mike Dumbleton is a writer with many educational and children's books to his credit. Currently he works in New York as a Literacy Consultant and makes regular return trips to Australia to visit family and friends. Seven of Mike's picture books have been selected as 'Notable Books' by the Children's Book Council of Australia and Passing On, was shortlisted for the 2002 Book of the Year Awards. Also, Muddled-up Farm was selected as 'Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2003' and as the 'National Simultaneous Storytime book for 2004'. Mike's young adult fiction title Watch Out for Jamie Joel was shortlisted in the 2004 Adelaide Festival Awards for Children's Literature and his picture book Cat was selected as a CBCA Honour Book for 2008. When he is not working Mike enjoys travel; trying to keep fit, and watching most sports especially basketball, soccer and tennis. Snip Green has a degree in graphic design and started his career designing logos and packaging in design studios in Sydney and then London. He has been an art director for classic Australian surf label, Mambo. Strong demand for his illustrations led him to start the successful Studio Zeds which he ran with a band of artists for 5 years in Sydney, catering for fashion, music, film and more. Now, living in Melbourne, Snip Green collaborates with artists, writers, musicians and clients to build shared visions and find new ways to make the world an interesting place to look at.