Julia Donaldson biography

Julia Donaldson

Playwright, Author

1948 –

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Who is Julia Donaldson?

Julia Catherine Donaldson MBE is a British writer, playwright and performer, and the 2011–2013 Children's Laureate. She is best known for her popular rhyming stories for children, especially those illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which include The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She originally wrote songs for children's television but has concentrated on writing books since the words of one of her songs, "A Squash and a Squeeze", were made into a children's book in 1993. Of her 184 published works, 64 are widely available in bookshops. The remaining 120 are intended for school use and include her Songbirds phonic reading scheme, which is part of the Oxford Reading Tree.

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Born
Sep 16, 1948
North London
Also known as
  • Julia Catherine Donaldson
  • Julia Shields
  • Julia Catherine Donaldson MBE
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Children
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Bristol

Submitted
on July 23, 2013