Nicki Greenberg

Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator with a special interest in sequential art. Her first picture books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old.

Since then she has dedicated most of her ink to comics, but has also written and illustrated fiction and non-fiction books for children. She is the creator of the graphic novel 'staged-on-the-page' adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet, and F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, and two delightful picture books for younger readers Monkey Red Monkey Blue and BOM! went the Bear. Nicki lives in Melbourne, Australia with her lovely family and collection of orange-coloured animals.

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Nicki has been reading, writing and drawing with a passion ever since she can remember. Her first book, Don’t be Greedy for Animals are Sneaky, written at age 7 and owing much to Roald Dahl’s The Twits, remains happily unpublished. However, in 1990, Nicki’s series of twelve children’s books, The Digits, were published when she was fifteen years old and still at high school. More recently, Nicki has written and illustrated both fiction and non-fiction books for children.

In her late teens, Nicki discovered the medium that changed her life: comics. Although she had hardly even glanced at a comic, being perpetually immersed up to her eyeballs in word-literature, Nicki found that this form, with its complete integration of words and pictures, opened up a new way of telling stories for her. Since that time, she has poured an enormous amount of love, time and good quality black ink into comic art narratives. Her innovative graphic adaptations of F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare’s  Hamlet have been her most exciting adventures in the comic form, and together took over nine years of painstaking work to complete.

Since the arrival of her darling daughter Poppy, Nicki has leapt back into the world of children’s books, and can often be found juggling monkeys and wrestling bears when not chasing a toddler around the house.

Books by Nicki Greenberg

The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch. Bad Teacher. Worse Witch.

Published: September 2017

Imagine if you read your teacher's diary... and discovered she was a witch! With courage, imagination and a certain amount of recklessness, Zelda Stitch begins her first year of teaching primary school - as an incompetent (incognito) witch.

The Naughtiest Reindeer Goes South

Published: October 2016

Ruby the excitable reindeer is determined to have another calamitous Christmas! This time at the South Pole - with penguins and seals and sharks and whales all joining in the adventure.

My Dog Dash

Published: May 2016

The hilarious adventures of Dash - a highly unusual pet who gets up to all kinds of mischief.

The Naughtiest Reindeer at the Zoo

Published: October 2015

Once again, the delightfully cheeky Ruby the reindeer is causing all kinds of chaos on Christmas Eve.

Teddy Took the Train

Published: May 2015

An immensely enjoyable lost-and-found picture book featuring a beloved and very adventurous Teddy Bear.

The Naughtiest Reindeer

Published: October 2013

A gorgeous, funny Christmas picture book from an acclaimed CBCA award-winning creator.

BOM! went the Bear

Published: December 2011

BOM! went the Bear is a wonderful, joyous celebration of music and play. Another winning picture book for the very young from the creator of Monkey Red Monkey Blue.

Monkey Red Monkey Blue

Published: December 2010

Alive with colour and movement, Monkey Red Monkey Blue is a celebration of food, fun and making a mess - a perfect picture book to share with very young children.

Hamlet

Published: October 2010

Richly imagined, this is an audaciously brilliant tour de force from the creator of the graphic novel adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

Great Gatsby

Published: March 2009

A brilliant, innovative, reverently faithful graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age classic.

The Great Gatsby

Published: September 2007

A brilliant, innovative, reverently faithful graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz-age classic.

It's True! Squids Suck (13)

Published: May 2005

From terrifying giant monsters to dainty rockpool-dwellers, squids, octopuses and their relatives are truly extraordinary creatures, as you'll discover in this thirteenth book in the fantastic non-fiction series, It's True!

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