Writer’s bio


N orman Jorgensen began writing stories when in primary school and had a story about his school read on the ABC Radio Argonaut’s Club, but it took many years for his first picture book, In Flanders Fields, to be published. Beautifully illustrated by Brian Harrison-Lever, this is the story set in World War One and tells of a homesick young soldier who risks his life to rescue a robin caught in the barbed wire of no man’s land. In Flanders Fields won the CBCA Picture Book of the Year Award in 2003, the first of many awards, and the first of a dozen books he has created for children and young people.
Norman fell in love with books at an early age and has spent nearly all his life working in the book trade surrounded by the works of authors and illustrators he admires. He developed a love of history from reading historical novels, as well as from watching old Hollywood movies, and these influences are often reflected in his own work.

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January 22, 2017

An Alphabet Soup Article About Me

Alphabet Soup is a long -running website for kids who like books and creative writing. It was founded by Rebecca Newman, an enthusiastic kids book lover, if ever there […]
January 20, 2017
The Last Viking Returns ISBN 9781925161151 Picture Book (235 x 295 x 10mm) (Hardback) $25.00 Illustrated by James Foley 32 Pages Fremantle Press 2014

Coming Up with a Decent Title, Eventually.

Deciding on the title for the sequel to The Last Viking took some effort.  A good title has to give a hint at what the book […]
January 20, 2017
Tom Price Primary School An Independent Public School Writer in Residence Visiting Author This week we have had visiting author, Norman Jorgensen working with all students. Mr Jorgensen has been sharing his stories with the children, answering questions and working with our writers club on how they can enhance their own writing. Each day I have had students full of enthusiasm sharing what they have learnt. For a full write up from our Literacy Coach, Mrs Penny Bingham, see over the page.

A Great Week at Tom Price Primary School

This week we have had visiting author, Norman Jorgensen working with all students. Mr Jorgensen has been sharing his stories with the children, answering questions and […]
November 27, 2016

Some Background and Research into The Curse

The Smuggler’s Curse is a story set in Broome, a wild and lawless town in the north-west of Australia in 1896 and is about a boy […]

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