About the Author:

Michelle WorthingtonMichelle Worthington was born in Brisbane, Queensland, and has lived there all her life. She enjoys traveling and even lived for a year in France. Winner of the 1988 Little Swaggie Award and other Australian bush poetry competitions, she has been published in numerous Australian and International poetry anthologies. Since a very early age, she has had a love for words and she has always excelled at English and creative writing. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from University of Queensland in 1996.

Her first picture book, The Bedtime Band, was released with Wombat Books in November 2011. The Pink Pirate was partner published by Little Steps Publishing in July 2012 and was a finalist in the International Book Awards for Paperback Picture Books. Yellow Dress Day was released by New Frontier Publishing in September 2012 and was shortlisted for the 2013 Crichton Award. It will also be featured at the 2014 Bologna Book Fair as an example of Australian picture book illustration. Start of the Ocean was released by Wybble in March 2013. Her first international children's picture book, Each the Same, was published in the US and UK by Ambassador Publishing in June 2013 and was a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards. Her first picture book app, Beastly Behavior, was released by Meegenius in November 2013.

The stories she writes are like the stories she used to read when she was little, but with a modern twist. Her favorite food is chocolate donuts, and if she wasn't a writer, she would want to be a fairy. Her goal is to be a successful Australian author known for classically elegant, entertaining, and compassionate stories for young children.

Learn more at her website.

Michelle Worthington 's Books

  • Noah Chases the Wind

    Author: Michelle Worthington   Illustrator: Joseph Cowman

    Product Code:
    543567 (Hardcover)
    978-1-60554-356-7 (Hardcover)
    Age Focus: 3-6
    Full Color

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press Moonbeam Award free sample chapter

    Noah is different. He sees, hears, feels, and thinks in ways that other people don't always understand. He is sensitive and perceptive, he asks questions most people would never consider, and he doesn't stop asking until he knows the “why” of nearly everything. But there's one question Noah has not been able to answer, “Where does the wind go?”

    32 pages

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