Author Jean Chapman Donates Hans Christian Andersen Collection to Network at The Hughenden

Author Jean Chapman Donates Hans Christian Andersen Collection to Network at The Hughenden
Children's author Jean Chapman' Hans Christian Anderson's books at The Hughenden Hotel WoollahraJean Chapman’s collection of Hans Christian Andersen and other children’s books are on display at The Hughenden Woollahra Sydney.Jean Chapman is one of Australia’s best-loved writers for children. She lived in Sydney & studied at the National Art School.Jean began writing stories for pre-school children for the ABC Kindergarten of the Air & spent 25 years as a scriptwriter for ABC children’s radio & television programs like “Play School”.Jean is widely known for her retelling of traditional stories & collections of stories, poems & songs are the loved, Velvet Paws and Whiskers & Pancakes & Painted Eggs.Jean donated her collection of children’s books to the Children’s Writers & Illustrators Network at The Hughenden.

Thankyou to Margaret & Max Hamilton for bringing the books down from the Blue Mountains to the Hughenden.                                                    15 July 2011

 

Children's author Jean Chapman, Hans Christian Andersen Collection at The Hughenden Woollahrakookaburra from kingsfisher family,  celebrate Jean Chapman's donation of her collection of books at, The Hughenden Hotel woollahra

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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