ABOUT JULIE MURPHY

  • I am an award-winning Australian children’s writer based in Melbourne. I have published fiction and non-fiction in the form of picture books (K-3), information books (Y5-7), articles and verse. A former zoologist and zookeeper, and current Outdoor Educator at an urban farm, I most love writing about animals and nature.

ARTIST STATEMENT

  • I have training in zoology and zookeeping. My background in science comes in handy as a children’s author because science is essentially being curious about the world, and curiosity is something we should actively encourage in our kids. I view my books as a chance to encourage children to be curious and excited by nature, and life in general. Not only does this enrich children, but the more they learn about animals and the environment, the more they care about conserving nature for the future. Reading and nature are a winning combination for healthy, imaginative children.

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