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Juliette MacIver

Juliette MacIver has always enjoyed writing, but never aspired to the idea of ‘being a writer’ as such. She grew up in Wellington and went to Victoria University, where she completed a degree in linguistics, then a diploma in teaching English. Juliette then taught English on and off and travelled around Thailand and Europe.
After a short spell in a government department, she left to become a full-time mother and now has four children. Juliette found this to be a wonderful job and one that involved a vast amount of ‘market research’ for her eventual evolution into a children’s author.
Selected bibliography:
  • Marmaduke Duck and the Marmalade Jam illustrated by Sarah Davis (Scholastic 2010).
  • Tom and the Dragon illustrated by Scott Tulloch (Scholastic 2011).
  • Marmaduke Duck and Bernadette Bear illustrated by Sarah Davis (Scholastic 2011).
  • Little Witch illustrated by Cat Chapman (Walker Books Aus 2012).
  • Yak and Gnu ilustrated by Cat Chapman (Walker Books 2015)
  • Storylines Notable Book Award 2016 (Picture Book) for Yak and Gnu



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