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Little Brother, The China Coin, Drac and the Gremlin, A Taste of Cockroach, Saving Abbie

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√ The China Coin Part 1 - Allan Baillie - Chinese Identity | English

Allan Baillie (born 28 January 1943) is an Australian writer. He was born in Scotland, but moved with his family to Australia when he was seven. His first job was working as a Cadet Journalist then he began to work as a journalist working on papers such as the Melbourne Sun, The Telegraph and The Australian Women's Weekly having studied journalism at Melbourne University. Turning to literature his books include Adrift, Little Brother and The China Coin. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two children.


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Pipe incident

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Allan Baille was injured on 8 November 2010 when he was sucked down a pipe at a swimming pool near Sydney and discharged onto the beach. He was swimming laps at Bilgola Beach rock pool with his wife when a Pittwater Council worker opened a valve to drain the pool for cleaning. He intends to seek compensation.

Awards and nominations

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  • Australian Multicultural Children's BOTY Award – Miscellaneous category- Joint Winner – 1992 for The China Coin
  • CBC Book of the Year – Picture Book category – Joint Winner – 1989 for Drac & the Gremlin

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    Various nominations

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  • W.A. Young Readers Book Award (WAYRA) – listed twice (once shortlisted)
  • S.A. Kanga Awards – listed once
  • New South Wales State Literary Award – shortlisted twice
  • Kids Own Aust Literature Award (KOALA) – shortlisted three times
  • Children's Peace Lit Award (PEACE) – Best Book – shortlisted once
  • Young Aust Best Book Award (YABBA) – Picture Book – shortlisted once
  • References

    Allan Baillie Wikipedia