Jackie French is Australian Children’s Laureate 2014-2015 and Senior Australian of the Year 2015 along with many other awards. She has written hundreds of books on topics ranging from organic gardening, to wombats, children’s and illustrated books, fantasy and history fiction.
Jackie’s children’s book Flood is a deeply personal retelling of Jackie’s own story, as her father related the 2011 Brisbane floods to her over the telephone, as he was in the last days of his life.
The book, illustrated by Bruce Watley, is used in classrooms around Australia to help children come to terms with natural disaster and know that hope always exists alongside crisis.
Jackie talks to 4ZZZ’s Kim Stewart for the Radio In Colour series.
Find out more about Jackie here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_French_bibliography
Radio In Colour: 40 Years of 4ZZZ is a series that looks at events here and abroad in the life of your favourite radio station, 4ZZZ. Over 15 trainees from CALD communities contributed to this project. Partners included the Multicultural Development Association, The Edge at the State Library of QLD and 4EBfm.