Gabrielle Wang (Author)

About

Gabrielle Wang

Gabrielle Wang is an author and illustrator born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. Her maternal great grandfather came to Victoria during the Gold Rush and her father from Shanghai. Her stories are a blend of Chinese and Western culture with a touch of fantasy.

Gabrielle's first children's novel, The Garden of Empress Cassia, won the 2002 Aurealis Award, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and was a CBCA Notable Book. The Pearl of Tiger Bay was shortlisted for the 2004 Aurealis Award and The Lion Drummer was a Notable Book in the 2009 CBCA Book of the Year Awards. A Ghost in My Suitcase won the 2009 Aurealis Award, was a CBC Notable Book, was shortlisted for the 2011 Sakura Medal and received a Highly Commended in the 2010 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Her first young adult novel, Little Paradise also received a Highly Commended in the 2011 Prime Minister's Awards. Gabrielle's picture book The Race for the Chinese Zodiac (2010) illustrated by Sally Rippin and Regine Abos was a Notable Book in the CBCA Awards for 2011 and shortlisted for the 2011 YABBA and WAYBRA awards. Her latest books are part of the highly successful 2011 Our Australian Girl series published by Penguin - Meet Poppy, Poppy at Summerhill, Poppy and the Thief and Poppy Comes Home. Gabrielle is an ambassador for the Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge. 

The Wishbird is Gabrielle's latest novel for children.

 gabriellewang.com

By this author

{view all}
Book Cover: A Ghost In My Suitcase

The flute music stops, and my breath catches in my throat.  Silence falls like a veil.  Then I hear something - no, I feel it in my chest.  'Steady yourself,' Por Por whispers.  'It's here . . . '

When Celeste travels to China to visit her grandmother, she uncovers an incredible family secret.  And with this secret comes danger and adventure.

If Celeste is to save her family...

The flute music stops, and my breath catches in my throat.  Silence falls like a veil.  Then I hear something - no, I feel it in my chest.  'Steady yourself,' Por Por whispers.  'It's...

Published: 02/02/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143303794
RRP: $16.95
Book Cover: A Ghost in my Suitcase
Published: 02/02/2009
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742285078
Price: $12.99
Book Cover:  Garden of Empress Cassia

Mimi laid the box in the bench and opened it carefully. Inside were rows and rows of coloured pastels that shimmered in the light. She rolled them under her fingertips and her imagination began to fill with amazing pictures.

When Mimi is given a box of magical pastels, she discovers that she can draw the Garden of Empress Cassia – a drawing so beautiful and real that people are transported...

Mimi laid the box in the bench and opened it carefully. Inside were rows and rows of coloured pastels that shimmered in the light. She rolled them under her fingertips and her imagination began to fill...

Published: 28/11/2013
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781743484647
Price: $12.99
Book Cover:  Hidden Monastery

The Abbot said, 'Peng is so powerful he can fill up the whole sky, and yet shrink so small he can sit on a blade of grass without it bending under his weight.'

'No creature on earth can do that!' said Jax.

'But Peng is not from this world,' the Abbot replied.

The Abbot said, 'Peng is so powerful he can fill up the whole sky, and yet shrink so small he can sit on a blade of grass without it bending under his weight.'

'No creature on earth can do that!' said...

Published: 05/06/2006
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742281469
Price: $12.99
Book Cover:  Lion Drummer: Aussie Bites
Lulu dreams that one day she will be the lion drummer in the Chinese dragon parade . . .
Lulu dreams that one day she will be the lion drummer in the Chinese dragon parade . . .
Published: 01/07/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143303138
RRP: $12.95

News

{ view all }
29 Jul 2014
Shortlisted for the WA Premier’s Book Awards
The following Penguin Randhom House titles have been shortlisted for the 2014 WA Premier's Book Awards:Children's BooksBaby Bedtime by Mem Fox; illustrator Emma QuayFiction

Social Feed

{ }

Penguin TV

{ }

Pictures

{ }