Michelle Cooper is the author of 'The Rage of Sheep' and 'The Montmaray Journals' trilogy. The first Montmaray novel, 'A Brief History of Montmaray', won a NSW Premier's Literary Award and was listed in the American Library Association's 2010 Best Books for Young Adults. Its sequel, 'The FitzOsbornes in Exile', was shortlisted for the NSW and WA Premier's Literary Awards, named a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book and listed in Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 2011. The final book in the series, 'The FitzOsbornes at War', received starred reviews in Kirkus Reviews, Booklist and The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and was listed in Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 2012. Michelle has a science degree, worked as a speech pathologist for many years and is now a hospital administrator. Visit www.michellecooper-writer.com for more information about Michelle and her books, including teaching resources.
Praise for Michelle Cooper's books: 'Absorbing, compelling and unforgettable.' Kirkus Reviews, starred review 'Fascinating and thoroughly engrossing.' Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review 'Beautifully observed and fascinating in its political and historical detail.' 2011 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Shortlist 'This meticulously researched book presents another great work from a stellar voice in historical fiction for young adults.' 2011 Kids' Indie Next List 'Cooper's engagement of politics and her quick, inventive wit give the book its own captivating originality.' The Horn Book Magazine 'A fascinating series that should be in every library.' Read Plus 'Historical fiction at its most engaging ... highly recommended.' Magpies 'Cooper's books are a great example of what YA fiction should be - as challenging and informative as they are entertaining.' Wordcandy