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Ursula Dubosarsky
Photo Credit: Vicki Skarratt 2011

Ursula Dubosarsky

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Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults, which have won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.

Alongside her fiction for older children, Ursula has a wonderful talent for picture books such as the highly popular The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, which have both been adapted as successful stage productions. She has also written the non-fiction Word Spy books about the English language, both of which also won major national awards.

Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University and lives in Sydney with her family.

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How to draw a bear (from The Terrible Plop)

llustrator Andrew Joyner gives you some tips on how to draw a big brown bear. You might have seen this bear in the picture book The Terrible Plop, written by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by Andrew. The Terrible Plop is out now through Penguin Books Australia (penguin.com.au). Happy drawing... and happy reading too! andrewjoyner.com.au ursuladubosarsky.com