Mark Greenwood

Mark Greenwood is a history hunter. He enjoys searching for lost explorers and glittering treasure, delving into baffling mysteries and investigating famous cold cases. His award-winning books examining history and multicultural themes have been honoured internationally.

Mark often teams with his wife, illustrator Frané Lessac, to produce books that promote an understanding of multicultural issues, such as Drummer Boy of John JohnMagic BoomerangOutback Adventure, and Our Big Island. Their other books include Ned Kelly & The Green Sash (winner of the WA Young Readers’ Book Award and Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book), The Mayflower and Midnight: The story of a light horse (also a CBCA Notable Book). Mark’s recent books include the History Mysteries chapter book series, Moonwalkers, The Book of StoneOur Country: Ancient wonders and Our Country: Where history happened.

Mark’s books, The Legend of Moondyne Joe and The Legend of Lasseter’s Reef won the West Australian Premier’s Award. The Happiness Box was a CBCA Honour Book. Simpson and His Donkey was also a CBCA Honour Book and a United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) Outstanding International Book. Jandamarra, illustrated by Terry Denton, was shortlisted for the CBCA Eve Pownall Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for Children’s Literature. Boomerang and Bat was a CBCA Notable Book.

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