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Gary Crew

Autor/a de Memorial

93+ obres 1,421 Membres 58 Ressenyes 2 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Gary Crew was born on September 23, 1947 in Brisbane, Australia. He left school at age 16 to become a cadet Civil Engineering Draftsman. He graduated from the Queensland Institute of Technology and worked in a drawing office for ten years as a design draftsman. He became bored and decided to try mostra'n més teaching. He received a master's degree in literature at Queensland University and became a teacher in 1974. He taught English at various high schools in Brisbane. Crew began writing fiction in 1985. Because of his teaching background and his own teenage children, he decided to write for children and young adults. He won the Children's Book Council Book of the Year four times - twice for his young adult novels, Strange Objects in 1991 and Angel's Gate in 1993, and twice for his illustrated books, First Light in 1993 and The Watertower in 1994. His other works include The Viewer, Mama's Babies, and The Lost Diamonds of Killiecrankie. He also writes crime and science-fiction short stories for both young adult and adult audiences. His other awards include the National Children's Book Award, the NSW and Victorian Premiers' Awards, and the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Crèdit de la imatge: University of the Sunshine Coast


Obres de Gary Crew

Memorial (1999) 140 exemplars
Strange Objects (1991) 128 exemplars
The Viewer (1997) 115 exemplars
The Watertower (1994) 98 exemplars
Angel's Gate (1993) 64 exemplars
First Light (1993) 33 exemplars
The Diviner's Son (2002) 31 exemplars
Mama's Babies: A Novel (1998) 28 exemplars
Bright Star (1996) 28 exemplars
The Children's Writer (2009) 27 exemplars
Tracks (1992) 26 exemplars
Dear Venny, Dear Saffron (1999) 22 exemplars
The Mystery of the Eilean Mor (2005) 21 exemplars
Dark House (1995) — Editor, Contributor — 20 exemplars
Cat on the island (2008) 19 exemplars
Edward Britton (2000) 19 exemplars
The blue feather (1997) 19 exemplars
Gothic Hospital (2001) 17 exemplars
Beneath the Surface (2004) 15 exemplars
Caleb (1996) 15 exemplars
The House of Tomorrow (1988) 14 exemplars
The Inner Circle (1986) — Autor — 14 exemplars
The Truth About Emma (2008) 13 exemplars
Quetta (2002) 12 exemplars
Lucy's Bay (1992) 12 exemplars
The Lace Maker's Daughter (2005) 12 exemplars
Old Ridley (2002) 12 exemplars
Bent-Back Bridge (1995) 10 exemplars
The well (1996) 10 exemplars
Kraken (2001) 9 exemplars
Tagged (1997) 8 exemplars
Automaton (2002) 8 exemplars
The barn (1995) 8 exemplars
The boy who grew into a tree (2012) 7 exemplars
The Windmill (1998) 7 exemplars
The End of the Line (Shade Books) (2007) — Autor — 7 exemplars
Me and My Dog (Takeaways) (2005) 7 exemplars
The Saw Doctor (Making Tracks) (1800) 7 exemplars
The Cuckoo (2014) 6 exemplars
The lantern (2005) 6 exemplars
Stolen children of Quentaris (2006) 6 exemplars
Crew's 13 : classic tales of the macabre & fantastic (1997) — Editor — 6 exemplars
In my father's room (2000) 6 exemplars
Arno the Garbo (2001) 6 exemplars
The cave (1999) 6 exemplars
The Bread of Heaven (1999) 5 exemplars
Quest : Sam Silverthorne (2005) 5 exemplars
In the beech forest (2012) 5 exemplars
Menace (2006) 5 exemplars
Damon (2011) 5 exemplars
The Fort (1998) 5 exemplars
The Rainbow (2001) 5 exemplars
Gulliver in the south seas (1994) 4 exemplars
Force of Evil (1998) 4 exemplars
The Grandstand (After Dark 33) (1999) 4 exemplars
Inventing Anthony West (1994) 4 exemplars
Valley of the Bones (2000) 4 exemplars
Cruel nest (2001) 4 exemplars
The survivors (1999) 3 exemplars
The Visions of Ichabod X (2015) 3 exemplars
Voicing the dead (2015) 3 exemplars
The figures of Julian Ashcroft (1995) 3 exemplars
The architecture of song (2012) 3 exemplars
Sam Silverthorne Victory (2007) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Gino the Genius (2000) 3 exemplars
The serpent's tale (2010) 3 exemplars
Leaving the Lyrebird Forrest (2019) 2 exemplars
Time to care (1995) 2 exemplars
Finding home (2009) 2 exemplars
Änglamakerskans dotter (1999) 2 exemplars
The windmill trilogy (1999) 1 exemplars
Die alte Bruecke (1998) 1 exemplars
Corn field (2014) 1 exemplars
Face to Stony Face 1 exemplars
Beneath the Surface 1 exemplars
Timing the Machine (2016) 1 exemplars
In The Secret Place (2023) 1 exemplars
In my father's room 1 exemplars
Three baby monkeys (1995) 1 exemplars
The Cat on the Island (2013) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Altered Voices (1994) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
Trapped!: Cages of Mind and Body (1938) — Col·laborador — 43 exemplars
The Blue Dress (1991) — Autor — 23 exemplars
Hair-Raising: Ten Horror Stories (1992) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Crew, Gary
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Llocs de residència
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Queensland University
academic (University of the Sunshine Coast)
young adult writer
Queensland Writers Centre
Premis i honors
Ned Kelly Prize for Crime Fiction (1996)
Biografia breu
Crew was born in Brisbane, Queensland.
He lives with his wife Christine in the mountains of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Crew began writing young adult fictionin 1985. He also writes Crime and Science Fiction short stories for both youth and adult audiences. He is the series Editor of Lothian's After Dark series of Macabre Tales. His books are published internationally - from Greenland to New York.

He is a Senior lecturer in Creative Writing, Children's and Adult Literature at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He is a member of the Queensland Writers Centre.



YA, scrapbook style, set in Australia/NZ a Name that Book (maig 2012)


My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

booklover3258 | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Feb 23, 2024 |
This book has a lame cover which will mean that students won't pick it up to read. That is unfortunate, as the story is beautifully written by Crew and is really a very moving one about growing up and discovering who you can be. Ben has a deformed foot from an accident caused by his drug addicted mother's boyfriend. He lives with his father now and doesn't see his mother or little sister. In Year 8, he is teased by the "Six" at school, a group of athletic boys from the Rugby team who are in Year 10. He doesn't have any friends and eats his lunch under a giant fig in the playground. A Year 9 girl also eats her lunch there and they start chatting. Ben then discovers a cave on the way home from school and in his "secret place" he builds up the courage to stand up to his bullies (One of which he discovers also has a scar and has insecurities like himself) and face the challenges his family and school life bring.
Well written book that evokes the Queensland rural school setting.
… (més)
nicsreads | Aug 21, 2023 |
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NewLibrary78 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Jul 22, 2023 |
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