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Murray Ball

Born in Feilding in 1937, Murray Ball worked as a cartoonist with the Manawatu Times, before leaviing to be a freelancer. While living in England with his family he had regular freelance work with children's book publishers DC Thomson of Dundee. This experience enabled him to create the long running Stanley cartoon strip which was accepted by Punch magazine. His next creation Footrot Flats first appeared in The Evening Post in 1976.

Selected bibliography:
  • Mrs Windyflax and the Pungapeople text by Barry Crump (Hodder Moa Beckett 1995).
  • Fred the (Quite) Brave Mouse (Scholastic 2003).
  • Willie Wants to Wee-wee! (Scholastic 2004).
  • The Mouse that Squeaked (Scholastic 2010).
Awards:
  • White Ravens List 1997 for Mrs Windflax and the Pungapeople.
  • Storylines Notable Books List 2004 Junior Fiction list for Fred the (Quite) Brave Mouse.
 

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