Sunday, December 23, 2018

Jill's writing in 2018

Well, an interesting year in Politics - ANOTHER NEW PRIME MINISTER! So edition 7 of my book Prime Ministers of Australia. I sent a copy to Scott Morrison and received an interesting reply.


I also had a new bilingual book - Australian Platypus in Japanese

I have written a Book titled Heron Island on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. It is with the publisher to be released in 2019. WATCH THIS SPACE!




Travels in 2018

What a great 2018 we have had. A flight to Mauritius and a cruise back on Crystal with Jill lecturing.


In June-July we visited Cuba, the Galapagos, Ecuador and Mexico. What an amazing world!

On the equator in Ecuador and giant tortoise in Galapagos.

On to Mexico for a Trafalgar tour of the Mayan civilisation and beaches.


Then to Cuba, a fascinating place where it is way behind the times. Old cars, old Spanish buildings in need of renovation and repair. 


Old Spanish building, Che Guevara, and us in old U.S. Car

Home to OZ and appreciative of our freedom and quality of life.

Monday, April 3, 2017

JILL BRUCE'S BOOKS FOR CAMBODIA

Cambodian bilingual ENGLISH-KHMER CHILDREN'S books.

I have just written 4 new books (pro bono) for the Cambodian Buddhist Library. They translated them into Khmer and have them printed in Cambodia for use in their schools and libraries. The titles are;

Angkor Wat

The Mekong River:

Cambodian Tigers;


CAMBODIA'S ASIAN ELEPHANTS



I ALSO DONATED THE RIGHTS TO MY FOUR AUSTRALIAN ANIMAL BOOKS WHICH THEY HAVE TRANSLATED AND PRINTED AS BILINGUAL BOOKS

AUSTRALIAN KOALA, KANGAROO, EMU AND PLATYPUS
THE CHILDREN BELOW ARE READING THE KOALA AND EMU BOOKS



I  HAD PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN THREE SIMILAR BOOKS FOR AUSTRALIA TIBET HOUSE FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN HERE AND IN INDIA. THE CAMBODIANS ASKED FOR THEM SO I DONATED THEM AND THEY HAVE TRANSLATED AND PRINTED THEM AS ENGLISH-KHMER BILINGUAL BOOKS. LETTER OF APPRECIATION BELOW.

TIBETAN YAK






HAVING VISITED CAMBODIA 10 YEARS AGO I SAW FIRST HAND THE STATE OF THE COUNTRY FOLLOWING YEARS OF THE KHMER ROUGE. MY DAUGHTER VISITED IN JANUARY AND SAID THE COUNTRY IS DEVELOPING BUT EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO ADVANCEMENT. ENGLISH IS WIDELY TAUGHT AS T.HE SECOND LANGUAGE

THESE BOOKS MAKE THIS SLIGHTLY OLDER AUTHOR VERY PROUD.




Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Austranimals - new edition - my favourite book

AUSTRANIMALS - NEW EDITION OF MY 20 YEAR OLD AWARD WINNING FUN AUSTRALIAN ANIMAL BOOK


BROLLY BOOKS in Melbourne have just released a new edition of my favourite book AUSTRANIMALS.

BRIGHT NEW COVER, PLASTICISED AND STITCHED PAGES MAKE THIS INTERACTIVE A BOOK A JOY TO READ AS THE CUT IN HALF PAGES ARE TO BE FLIPPED BACK AND FORTH TO CREATE 256 DIFFERENT AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS. Fun! Fun! Fun! But when the pages match children learn first facts about 16 Australian animals.

I can post this hardcover book within Australia for $15. Email address is at top of website page under contact Jill.

Lady Cutler Award winner 2014

What an honour!


On November 18, 2014 I was presented with the Lady Cutler Award 2014 for services to Children's literature by the Children's Book Council of Australia, NSW Branch.

Thank you to CBCA for the great honour plus Ernie Tucker for nomination and Belinda Murrel for seconding.

What a grand exciting night we enjoyed at the Castlereagh Hotel. It was lovely to see my family, supporters and CBCA members on the night especially Maurie Saxby (who sadly died 3 weeks later).

Citation attached.

Citation page 1

citation page 2

Certificate created by Donna Rawlins

Receiving the certificate from Eddie Coffey


Jill with previous winners - between Maurie and Ernie


Friday, September 27, 2013

Five Senses Education now print updated and revised editions of most of my Australian Titles - but wait for it! THEY ARE NOW PRINTED IN AUSTRALIA! See www.fivesenseseducation.com.au

AVAILABLE NOW!