A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including opera star Dame Nellie Melba. Dame Nellie Melba was Australia's first classical music star. The beauty of her singing was celebrated around the globe. She was appointed Dame Commander, OBE for her enormous fundraising efforts during World War One and today she is commemorated on Australia's hundred dollar banknote. This is the story of how she rose to fame, and how she brought opera to Australians in the city and in the bush. From Ned Kelly to Banjo Paterson; Captain Cook to Sidney Nolan, the Meet ...series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.
Janeen Brian (Author) Janeen Brian is an award-winning author of picture books, fiction, non-fiction, short fiction and poetry for young readers. Several of her books have been CBCA Notable or Honour Books, including I'm a Dirty Dinosaur (winner of the Speech Pathology Australia 2014 Children's Book of the Year Award) and I'm a Hungry Dinosaur. A former Primary School teacher, Janeen lives in South Australia. Claire Murphy (Illustrator) Claire Murphy studied Illustration at Queensland College of Art where she discovered her love of comic art and graphic novels. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and husband, where she works as a freelance illustrator. She enjoys collecting vintage brooches and dresses and publishes zines people can have a giggle at.
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