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Allan (Stuart) Baillie (1943-) Biography

Career, Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Member, Writings

Born 1943, in Prestwick, Scotland; Education: Attended University of Melbourne, 1962-63.

Australian Society of Authors.


Adrift, Blackie (London, England), 1983, Viking (New York, NY), 1992.

Little Brother, Nelson (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 1985, Viking (New York, NY), 1992.

Riverman, Nelson (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 1986, Puffin (New York, NY), 1992.

Eagle Island, Nelson (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 1987.

Creature, Methuen Australia (North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia), 1987.

Drac and the Gremlin, illustrated by Jane Tanner, Viking (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 1988, Dial (New York, NY), 1989.

Megan's Star, Nelson (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 1988.

Mates, Omnibus (Norwood, South Australia, Australia), 1989.

Hero, Viking (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 1990.

(With Chun-Chan Yeh) Bawshou Rescues the Sun: A Han Folktale, illustrated by Michelle Powell, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1991.

The China Coin, Viking (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 1991.

Little Monster, illustrated by David Cox, Omnibus (Norwood, South Australia, Australia), 1991.

The Boss, illustrated by Fiona O'Bierne, Scholastic (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 1992.

The Bad Boys, illustrated by David Cox, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1993, published as The Bad Guys, Omnibus (Norwood, South Australia, Australia), 1993.

Magician, Viking (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 1993.

Rebel, illustrated by Di Wu, Ashton (Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia), 1993, Ticknor & Fields (New York, NY), 1994.

Songman, Viking (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 1994.

Dream Catcher, Omnibus (Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia), 1995.

DragonQuest, illustrated by Wayne Harris, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1996.

Old Magic, Random House (Milsons Point, New South Wales, Australia), 1996.

Secrets of Walden Rising, Viking (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 1996, (New York, NY), 1997.

The Last Shot, Omnibus (Norwood, South Australia, Australia), 1997.

The Excuse, illustrated by Ned Culic, Puffin (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 1997.

Star Navigator, illustrated by Wayne Harris, ABC (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 1997.

Wreck, Puffin (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 1997.

Archie: The Big Good Wolf, illustrated by Jonathon Bentley, Random House (Milsons Point, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Legends: Stories of Australia, Phoenix Education (Albert Park, Victoria, Australia), 1999.

Saving Abbie, Puffin (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 2000.

Heroes: Australians at Their Best, Phoenix Education (Albert Park, Victoria, Australia), 2001.

Foggy, illustrated by John Fairbridge, Puffin (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 2001.

Imp, illustrated by Caroline Magerl, Puffin (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 2002.

Treasure Hunters, Puffin (Ringwood, Victoria, Australia), 2002.

Villians: A Gallery of Australian Rogues, Phoenix Education (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), 2003.

My Story: Riding with Thunderbolt, Scholastic (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), 2004.

Castles, illustrated by Caroline Magerl, Puffin (Camberwell, Victoria, Australia), 2004.


Mask Maker (adult fiction), Macmillan (London, England), 1975.

Also author of "Chuck's Town," "Empty House," and "The Sorcerers." Contributor of short stories to anthologies, including Under Twenty-Five, Transition, Bad Deeds Gang, Last Gasps, and Ten Out of Ten; and magazines in Australia, Britain, the United States, and China, including Child Life, Pursuit, School Magazine, and Meanjin. A number of Baillie's books are available in Braille or on audio tape; some have also been published in Japan, South Africa, and in several European countries.

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