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  • Published: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780857985903
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 36
  • RRP: $21.00
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Meet... Sidney Nolan




A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including iconic painter Sidney Nolan.

A picture book series about the extraordinary men and women who have shaped Australia's history, including iconic painter Sidney Nolan.

Sidney Nolan is one of Australia’s most admired and recognised visual artists. This is the story of how he developed his iconic Ned Kelly series of paintings, brought modernist art to Australia and took Australian art to an admiring international audience.

From Ned Kelly to Saint Mary MacKillop; Captain Cook to Banjo Paterson, the Meet ... series of picture books tells the exciting stories of the men and women who have shaped Australia's history.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780857985903
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 36
  • RRP: $21.00

About the Authors

Yvonne Mes

Yvonne Mes is a children’s author, illustrator and devourer of books.She writes short stories, picture books and junior novels. Her stories are published in School Magazine, on the Kids Book Review website and as part of anthologies.

Yvonne has a Bachelor of Children's Services, a Certificate in Professional Children's Writing, and a Certificate IV in Visual Arts and Crafts.

Yvonne coordinates Write Links, the Brisbane children's writers and illustrators group, and is vice president of Book Links QLD (Inc.) She writes reviews for Buzz Words magazine and is a member of SCBWI, CBCA, Book Links and the ASA.

She has two decades experience working with children of all ages, abilities, many cultures and in various settings.

Yvonne grew up in Amsterdam but has made her home in Australia. Her three sons make sure she is never lost for inspiration. Her mission: sneak a quiet cup of coffee. Result: cold coffee and noise.

Sandra Eterovic

Sandra Eterovic studied art history at university but ended up working as a designer in the fashion industry for fifteen years. These days she works as a freelance illustrator and takes on portrait commissions. She also exhibits regularly and makes a variety of paper goods and homewares based on her artwork.


Praise for Meet... Sidney Nolan

“This marvellous children’s book provides a much needed introduction to Nolan and his importance to Australian art. Beautifully illustrated... A great story, succinctly and colourfully told for young readers.”

Troy Lennon, The Daily Telegraph


Awards & Recognition

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Special Mention • 2016 • Crichton Award for New Illustrators


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