Kim Kane

KIM KANE was born in London in a bed bequeathed by Wordsworth for '...a writer, a dancer or a poet'. Despite this auspicious beginning, she went on to practise law. Kim's picture book Family Forest was shortlisted for the 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards. The Vegetable Ark was a 2011 CBCA Notable Book in two categories. Kim's first novel, Pip: the story of Olive, won the 2008 Barbara Ramsden Award and was shortlisted for the 2009 Australian Book Industry Awards and the Speech Pathology Australian awards. Kim lives with her family in Melbourne. She writes whenever and wherever she can.

Books by Kim Kane

When the Lyrebird Calls

Published: November 2016

A time-slip novel in which Madeleine finds herself transported back to 1900 Australia, where she befriends a family of girls and is witness to a family secret and a family tragedy.

Esther's Rainbow

Published: May 2015

A delightful picture book about exploring colour, from two award-winning creators.

The Unexpected Crocodile

Published: December 2014

A cheeky cautionary tale about a crocodile who comes to tea.

Esther's Rainbow

Published: October 2013

A truly delightful picture book about exploring colour, from the creators of The Unexpected Crocodile. An instant classic!

The Unexpected Crocodile

Published: August 2012

A cheeky cautionary tale about a crocodile who comes to tea.

The Vegetable Ark

Published: August 2010

A clever, humorous picture book about a pair of brothers with two totally different approaches to a crisis.

Pip: The Story of Olive

Published: April 2008

A fabulous new voice and a gem of a novel. Kim Kane's ruthless depiction of the pecking order in a girls' school is both hilarious and startling in its honesty.

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