Jean 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
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.