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Anna Pignataro


Winner of the Crichton Award for Illustration in 1998, Anna Pignataro has created over forty books for children.

Shortlisted by the Childrens Book Council of Australia for Picture Book of the Year and the Young Australian Best Book Awards, many of her books are CBCA Notables. Her bestselling picture books have had international success – published in eleven countries and enjoyed in seven different languages.

When Anna isn’t painting and writing she enjoys old movies, looking at trees, reading and collecting things. She lives near the beach in Melbourne with her husband Mark, their daughter Isabella Rose and a bunny called Nibbles. Often, her back yard is visited by ducks and a very special blackbird she calls Ravencroft May.

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