Jeannie baker was born in Croydon, England on the 2nd of November, 1950.Jeannie baker is the eldest of six children. Before she emigrated to Australia in 1975 she went to Art College which was called Brighton Polytechnic. She now lives in Sydney alone as her husband, David Blackwell died last year (2012). Jeannie Baker’s first book was Polar (1975) and her latest book is Mirror (2010). She is a multi-award winning author for kids books. Her books focus on outback and environment and always has a message.
I like Jeannie Baker because she is a great author for children. She writes books that have a true message in them. Her books are understandable and are easy to read. Her collages are creative and are environmentel. I hope she continues to writes books that inspire kids to be writers.
I was running along the slippery muddy path in a fast motion through the tropical forest when I came to a dead end. A sign had written that I must discover the forests secrets. My sister Holly was walking slowly along the path and was unable to keep up with me. I decided to go ahead and make the decision myself. I didn’t go right I went left to where there was no path. I am going on my own adventure. I imagined that ahead of me would be a million fairies all on a mission to collect some little kid’s teeth. Oh how I wished I had a wobbly tooth! I could hear my sister calling out my name. But I didn’t turn around I kept walking at a fast pace so that she would not catch up with me. It was very bushy; there was long trees as high as a monster. As I started to hurry up I came to another dead end. At the dead end there was a hollow tree that was really deep under the ground. There was a fortune cookie that said ‘eat me’! I placed it in my palm and slowly brought my hand to my mouth and took a bight from the cookie. “Ah my tooth, it came out, YES!” I yelled happily. I could feel something in my mouth. I clamped my hand in my mouth and grabbed this slobbery, slippery piece of paper. I laid it in my hand and rolled it out carefully. It said: Go down this hollow tree and you will discover a new magnificent world. I was desperate to go discover this world. I glanced down at my watch and checked the time. It was 10:47; it has taken my 20 minutes to get to this point, WOW! My sister would be worried now; she would be panicking by now. Ok, I’ll turn around and not come back, I thought. Tears were rushing down my face, I had a second thought maybe I don’t have to crush my dreams, maybe I could go on this adventure for 5 minutes then sprint back to my worried sister. I kneeled down onto my knees and crawled through the brown squashy mud. My legs were now smothered in yucky mud. I grabbed onto the wooden ladder that lead to the end of the tree and slowly stepped down each step. It got darker and darker by the minute and soon enough I was unable to see anything. I took the last step which was the end of the tree and cautiously looked around. Soon enough a little light shined on me. Then all of a sudden a million fairies gushed down the trunk of the tree towards me. I was scared but all of a sudden they stopped at the tip of my head. “Hello Stranger” the fairies exclaimed. “What has brought you here?” they all wondered. “Well I’m on an adventure and I thought that I could drop by and give you my tooth, I lost it as I was eating that very hard fortune cookie.” “Haha, did you ever bump into the troll?” “No I didn’t, luckily!” “Ur well I just wanted to meet a fairy and I have so goodbye. Maybe another time I could come and visit you and bring my sister with me!” I exclaimed with a big grin. “Ok nice to meet you stranger. We can’t wait to meet you again and maybe we could introduce you to the other magical creatures!” So as I ran back to my worried sister to where she was sitting next to the sign I once ran into and she was sitting there crying saying “Please God, can my sister come back home, I love her!”