Foolish and Fearless Convict Escapes
Full of crims, crooks and rascally runaways, this fun and light-hearted non-fiction title is a colourful celebration of our convict past
Pauline Deeves has been a teacher for more than 30 years with experience from kindergarten to college, including 15 years as a teacher librarian. She has contributed to many educational and children's publications and reviewed manuscripts for educational publishers. Pauline has published more than 200 magazine articles in Australia and overseas and written several books. She is a regular visitor to schools, presenting writing workshops for both students and teachers.
Brent Wilson is an illustrator whose art is characterised by a playful mid-century aesthetic. With its bold colours, loose lines and jaunty characters, his work inspires nostalgia for the children's books and advertising campaigns of the 1950s and 60s. His illustrations regularly appear in major national publications and, recently, Brent illustrated the children's book Koalas Like To... by Shae Millward, which was shortlisted for the 2021 Australian Book Design Awards.