I am Thomas

By Libby Gleeson & Armin Greder

Synopsis

An inspiring, thought-provoking picture book about finding your way in the world from the award-winning creators of The Great Bear and An Ordinary Day.

Year of Publication

Review

"It's a young adult novel compressed into a picture book, beautifully and perceptively executed." --"Publishers Weekly"

Author Biography

Libby Gleeson AO is a popular and highly acclaimed writer who has published over twenty books for children and teenagers, including Eleanor, Elizabeth, I Am Susannah, Dodger, Love Me, Love Me Not and the Hannah series.She has been shortlisted for the CBCA Awards eight times and won the Award for Fiction for Younger Yeaders in 1997 with Hannah and the Tomorrow Room. The Great Bear (with Armin Greder) won the Bologna Ragazzi in 2000, the first time an Australian title has won this prestigious award. Libby has been a teacher and lecturer and is a regular contributor to academic courses and national conferences. She is actively involved in writers' organisations and chaired the Australian Society of Authors, 1999-2001. In 2007, Libby was awarded membership to the Order of Australia for her services to literature. Picture book illustrator Armin Greder was born in Switzerland and migrated to Brisbane, Australia in 1971. Armin has worked as a graphic designer and currently lectures tertiary art students, illustrating picture books in between teaching and other interests. As a child Armin spent a lot of time drawing in the back of his exercise books when he should have been paying attention in class. In books such as The Great Bear and An Ordinary Day his art reflects his European background. Charcoal often features in his work.