Joan De Hamel

Joan De Hamel is a children's writer whose popular stories have a timeless appeal. She has twice won national awards: the 1979 Esther Glen Medal for Take the Long Path (1978), and the 1985 A.W. Reed Memorial Award for Hemi's Pet (1985). Her other titles include The Third Eye (1987); Hideaway (1992); and Hemi and the Shortie Pyjamas (1996). In addition to writing and teaching, Joan de Hamel has for many years been a breeder of goats and donkeys.