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Hello Gabrielle, I am Jessica, we met at my mums office. I have started to read A Ghost In My Suitcase and i have only read 1 chapter and already i am loving it, your books now inspire, it makes me realise that i want to become a good author like you!!! From Jessica
Dear Gabrielle Wang. My name is Kezia. I am 11 years old. I have read your book ‘A Ghost in My Suitcase’ and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a good plt and their were some good points in the story. If I could make a suggestion then I think it would be […]
Hello, I am Sianne from Kingswood Primary in grade 4G. Right now Jenny Greenway is reading Pearl of Tiger Bay to us. It is so interesting and marvolous, so far. We are on Chapter 6. You are a great auther. I really want to be like you too. Tell me some tips!
Hi I love all your books (I have only read 2) I am reading the pearl of tiger bay and last year I read The garden of Emporess Cassia. My teacher Mrs. Greenway I think she will read all your books More than a million times a day. Please make as many books as you […]
Hello Gabriel, I’m Tom and I’m in grade 4G. As you may know we are reading Pearl of Tiger Bay and I am very interested in it. I have not read the whole book yet so I think Annie will make friends with madam Olenka. I love Pearl of Tiger Bay. Regards Tom 🙂
dear Gabrielle Wang you write great books but I think the best is pearl of tiger bay and my class 4g is reading it now. You have a great tallent well I think its great  from Kate (15/9/09)
To Gabrielle, My class 4G is reading pearl of tiger bay it so cool I love it.You write amazing books!!! fro Zoe
Dear Ms Gabrielle Wang my name is Emmaline. My teacher Mrs. Greenway is reading Pearl Of Tiger Bay to my class I am enjoying it i love how it is very mysterious and exciting and my class and I would love for you to come to our grade I go to Kingswood Primary School and […]
I am getting futher into the mystery of Perl Of Tiger Bay. it is a beautiful story that i would recomend to anyone! I never use to read soooooo much but your story has made me a readaholic. I wish all the best with you compeling stories. You are a great Author and I hope […]
Hi, I am Pari from kingswood primary school. This term for our class book we chose to read Perl Of Tiger Bay. We have just started reading your book. So far it has been magnificent I really have enjoyed it. I love your story sooooo much!
Dear Gabrielle my name is Emmaline i am in Grade 4g and we are reading the book pearl of tiger bay we have just started reading it we are up to chapter five love your work please email back From Emmaline
hi i’m Sarah and at school we are reading your book “Pearl Of Tiger Bay” so far we are upto chapter 5. I think it is really interesting. I can’t wait till we start reading the next chapter.
hi gabriella wang, you are the best author that i like i hope u will vist st albans east primary school again i love all ur books and you are a grat artist and text writer i want to read all ur books and i am getting to of your books because they are really […]
Dear Gabrielle, You are amazing. I love your books! I read the lion drummer and it was a good story and my whole calss really enjoy it. I am going to buy the book call a ghost in my suitcast. What is it about? it is the ghost hunter going to be friend with the […]
hey gabrielle wang your are my frist new author.In room 1 we read one of your book called the lion drummer and we finished that book and now we are reading the garden of empress crasis. You are the best author that i ever met.And your the frist author i ever seen in real life.I […]
Dear Ms. Wang I really like your drawing escpecially Peng we drawed it in our school St. Albans East Primary School your the best drawer your so lucky that your wishes came true 🙂 Noah (Sept 7, 2009)
hey gabrielle thanks so much for coming to our school today to marian college. i have had a great time listening to ur storys and looking at all ur wonderful pictures hope u come backk soon (Sept 3, 09)xxo
hi Gabrielle Wang, im sarah and i am from marian college. i borrowed one of your books called the pearl of tiger bay. i have only read the first few chapters and i cant wait to read more. the next book i will read is a ghost in my suit case. i really do hope […]
Hi Miss Wang, It’s Juniper again, I’ve read The Pearl of Tiger Bay for like the 20th time now. I think it’s such a great book, can’t wait to save up my pocket money to buy your other books, too. I’ve decided I’m going to write a book. I’ve already started it and I’m on page 21 […]
Dear Gabrielle, It has been an honour having you visit us. Thank you for all your time.We thought your experiences were very interesting. Your picture of ‘Peng’ is just so magical. It could almost leap out of the page. We are soon going to read the ‘Hidden Monastery.’ You have encouraged some of us to be […]
To Gabrielle You are a great friend. Also thankyou for coming to I.G.G.S and telling us about The Hidden Monastery although we already know about it because we read it. We finely finished the book. From Amy.
Hi Gabriel We have just finished the hidden monastery! in class.I have also read A Ghost in my Suitcase!Did Jaxs’ parents know he was a Peng master from the beginning?They are one of the best books I’ve read!!!!!!!You have to make a sequel to both of them!From Melisa IGGS
Dear Gabrielle Wang Thank you for visiting us in term 2. We recently finished ‘’the hidden monastery’’. I’ve read all your books they are so good!!!  Just a few questions: why did the fox spirit have sparks shooting out of its tail?Bye, Tegan
Dear Gabrielle,Thank you for coming to Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar. We finished reading The Hidden  Monastery today and it was fantastic! I think your books are fantastic and you have very good story line. From Leah year 4
Dear Gabrielle, I love the Garden of Empress Cassia. Mimi is what I call my little sister. I am not that much into drawing but I love seeing other people draw. We are reading the Hidden Monastery in class we finished it today and I thought it was pretty interesting. Yu Yu sounds like a […]
To Gabrielle Wang, in grade 4G (my class), we have been reading the hidden monastery. It was an awesome book! I have one question… How does Jax’s father know about him being a peng master? Or is it meant to be a mystery…From Emily.
Hello Gabrielle Wang I Love Your New Book It’s The Best I’ve Ever Read! I’ve Read It 5 Times And Reading It A 6th Now! We Have To Read This Book For Our Novel Study This Term And I’m Glad The Teacher’s Picked This One Cause We Have To Do An Assignment On It Which […]
hi Gabrielle Wang, i despretly am in love with your books. i have read: *the garden of empress cassia. *the pearl of tiger bay. and i am reading a gohst in my suit case. and i am going to read lion drumer questions: ~what is your next book. love ~HANNAH~ (P.S) i am rely crazzy […]
wow I SAW YOU YESTERDAY AND IT WAS AMAZING THANX SO MUCH FOR THE ENCOURAGMENT I WANT TO READ YOUR PRINCESS CASSIA BOOK AND GET MY LITTLE SISTER YOUR AUSSIE BITES BOOK CAUSE I THINK SHE WILL LOVE IT ~SINCERELY SKYE X X X
Hi, my name is Maigan, i am 13 years old. Just today actualy i went to your workshop on voices on the coast, and i really enjoyed it. The activities and exersices helped heaps and i am just starting to write a novel now. Anyway, i am just really happy to have gone to voices […]
Hi The new book sounds great and i will be begging my sister to read it when it is out next year as I love your books so I hope she does too. I will probably read it too. Did you enjoy your holiday in the outback as i am sure that would of been […]
Dear Mrs Wang,in my class at school we have been reading “A ghost in my suitcase” we think that your description is very good and we love how you made it so Ting Ting runs away and we thought it was really funny when the frogs jump on the bus and on Celeste’s foot we […]
Dear Gabrielle,Thank you so much for replying! I have tried to E-mail so many authors before, and all I got back was an e-card type thing from their publishers or whatever, this means so much to me.Did you like reading when you where my age? I love reading, especially books like yours, with some mystery […]
Dear Mrs (Are you a Mrs?) Wang,I have read your “Garden of Empress Cassia” and “The Pearl Of Tiger Bay”. While I was reading “The Pearl Of Tiger Bay”, I didn’t even realise it was by you! Then today, I searched “Gabrielle Wang” on my school libraary computer, to see if they had “A Ghost […]
Hello Gabrielle,I really enjoyed your visit last Friday to IGGS. Your great writing has inspired me to write a story about a family in Afghanistan. I really enjoy writing stories and drawing. I loved your drawing of Peng! (17th May 09)From Stella
Hi Gabrielle! My name is Gemma, I am an 11 year old girl and I absolutely love your book Pearl Of Tiger Bay. I recently just finished the book and I decided to do my homework on it. You are my favourite author so far and you don’t know how many books i have read! […]
hi gabrielle, i am in year 9 and have read all your book. once i’d read one your books i had to keep going i think their fantastic. i was wondering if you had anymore books coming out soon?  (9th May 09)
Dear Gabrielle, My class just adore your books we have read The garden of Empress Cassia and it was so magnificent and we love it so much we are reading the Pearl of Tiger and it’s really exciting! My teacher is upsessed with you! You write amazing stories! Good Job! :)From Helen!
Dear Gabrielle,I love your book A Ghost in my suitcase soo much!!! I am even doing a reading presentation on  it. I wish you would come to my school and talk to us, just imagining it makes me jump out of my seat! your books have inspired me to read and write more! Thank-you for […]
Dear Gabrielle,your books have inspired me to write more often. I also loved your book the Garden of Empress Cassia, in fact I loved all of your books. I hoped that you will write more books and inspire more chldren out in the world to start writing.Jemma (30th April 09)
Hi Gabrielle Wang,My name is Natalie and i am 11 (turning 12)and I am currently suck in your amazing book, The Pearl of Tiger Bay. It is an amazing story! I love it and i can’t put it down! i can remember you visited my school Lowther hall and you told us about all your […]
Hello Gabrielle,I like reading The Garden Of Empress Cassia book. The reason why I like your book is because some books tend to be really good at the start but, then the ending, it will slack off. We’ll your one doesn’t. We’ll also I don’t usually like reading but, with this book I will really […]
Dear Ms Wang,I love your books so much. I love to write too. I love your book The Pearl Of Tiger Bay, Annie Starr is a lot like me. Also, I love your book A Ghost In My Suitcase, I finished both books in a day. Your books are so powerful and make you feel […]
Dear Ms Wang, My Grandmother gave me this book with you signature on it I was thrilled. Even with the cover I knew that the ghost in my suitcase would be great. But it was Fantastic, I could not put it down I felt like I was in Celeste’s body and I was nearly crying because […]
Dear gabrielle,I love your  books! At school i am reading the Garden of Epress Cssia and just  finished your book the hidden monastery and loved it!!! Your books  capture me so much and you make me feel like i am in the story! At school  my favorite subject is writing and think I write in […]
I am 11 and would really like it if you would write back  or tell me when your next signing is because my favouriet book shop is  readings book shop in carlton and would really like to meet you. Once again i  love your books and they really capture me. Rachael ps. Your books have made […]
hello its rosemary i loved the book ghost in my suitcase its very nice i loved when the ghost transformed when she captured them in the mirror and placed them in a pond.i heard that your next book is little paradise hope its a lovely book. im 11 years old and i read a lot of […]
Dear Ms Wang, I read your book this term and have loved it. We are doing a literature circle and making a play about the scene where she has to jump over the boulders. Have you got any suggestions on how we could make it really good. I think that you could really make a […]
Dear Ms Wang, I have read the book (The Garden Of Empress Cassia) and it grabbed me to the limit. Now that I have read it I would like to make sure the whole world can read it! So I am presenting a play to my class of year 4 with a group of friends that […]
Dear Ms Wang,I have recently read your book (The Garden of Empress Cassia) and it inspired me to follow my own way.I have read this book for school and are doing a play on the chapters ‘Ghost Gum Park’. I am doing this with two friends.Love Claudia P.S Are you making anymore books soon?
Dear Ms Wang, I have read your book The Garden of Empress Cassia and I love it. I love the idea of the garden and how she throws the pastels. I am making a play about the chapter Ghostgum Park. From Nadia! P.S why did you make the chapter sweet dreaming
HI, it’s me, Elliott. Do you remember me from the book launch a few months ago? Not only have I finished A Ghost In My Suitcase, but have read The Hidden Monastery and The Garden of the Empress Cassia. All three books were amazing stories, and I can’t wait to read Little Paradise. Your books […]
hi gabriella,i hope u have a fantastic christmas to.i have been dancing all weekend so i am sorry that this might be a late reply but on the 6th and 7th of december i had a dancing concert it was so fun there were 3 matinees.i am not that big of a fan of reading […]
Hello Gabrielle Wang, My teacher Ms Mclaren read us one of your books and i think it was fantastic The book we read was the Garden of Empress Cassia and the part I liked best was when Jemma took those special pastels, my heart pounded, and when the art teacher told Mimi about her using […]
Dear Gabrielle Wang, Are there any new boks coming out yet?? If yes please email me back and tell me where I can find them in Australia, Brisbane.P.S LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!from your fan reader,Stephanie
dear Gabrielle wang, thank you for your reply. as soon as i read it i printed it out and showed it to my teacher from last year Mrs.Lette. did i mention her in my letters i sent you last year? when i showed her she was thrilled that you replyd to me and she can’t […]
Heygabrielle! its been a couple of hours since i wrote my last email. thanks so much for writting back! guess what! ive already finished The Garden of Empress Cassia! now im reading the hidden Monastery! im already up to page 45! im so excited to pick it up again! From your number one reader Demi.xx
HI GABRIELLE.Im lauren. Im in Year 5. you visited us on friday. you were great! i LOVE your books, thought i have only read ‘Pearl of Tiger bay.’For christmas i want some of your books from Santa! your a really good writer AND drawer.Ive already taught my sister how 2 draw ‘PENG.’
Hi Gabrielle,I am anna, you came to my school today to talk to us abot your books. I relly enjoyed you coming in, and I loved all of your drawings, espesially the one of Peng. tomorrow I am going to buy your book ‘the hidden monistry’and I can’t wait to start reading it. I thought […]
Hey Gabrielle, My name is Lucy and I would like to say that I love your drawings and your books. I think you really encouraged me to write books. Thank you for that. I have been writing a book for a while and I would love to finish it but I don’t think it is […]
Hi! Gabrielle Wang!! You have recently came to my school and would like to say thanks for coming. I bought a book from my school library ‘The garden of Empress Cassia’ its very interesting and full of imaginations! Im thinking of buying The Pearl of Tiger Bay. And again thank you for visiting my school […]
Hello Thank you very much for coming to our school. I enjoyed the drawing very much. I have one question for you….. “Who is the girl on the cover of The Gardens of Empress Cassia? I love the book!!! Mrs Elstob ( our library teacher) reads the book really well and great with exspression!! In […]
hi gabrielle!!!!! I’m Natasha I was there at the readers cup five! I am your BIGGEST fan!!!!!!!! i’m also gonna get lots of your books!!!! hoow kool is that and I want to become an author like you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My name is Raegan and I am eleven years old. I have read most of your books including The Garden of Empress Cassia, The Hidden Monastery and The Pearl of Tiger Bay. My favourite would have to be The Garden of Empress Cassia because I like the words you used to describe objects and people […]
i love your books i live in manang from michael
Hi Gabrielle, I am a year 4 student in Brisbane. I am doing a talk on my favourite illustrator-  it’s you!! I have read the FAQ on your website but need help with the following questions. What is your favourite method of Artistic expression[ eg Water colours, Collage, oil paints] ? I went to your […]
Hi Thankyou so much for coming to our school for Writer’s Day. I am going to come to your book launch at BookBonding in Essendon in Febuary For your new book A Ghost In My Suitcase I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited. Thankyou for your time. Clara
Dear Gabrielle Wang, My name is Hollie and I am a year 5 student. I really enjoyed your visit to our school on Monday. My favourite part was the drawing of peng everyone had such good pictures. Thank you for telling us about The Garden of empress cassia because I have just started reading after […]
me and my friend love your book pearl of tiger bay we think it is great .. can you please tell us some facts about this book /..we really enjoy your book we hope you reply!!! from grace and fanfan
Hi my name is Stephanie and i really enjoyed reading “The Garden Of Empress Cassia”. I know that you have other books like “The Pearl Of Tiger Bay” & “The Hidden Monastery” & “Kids Night In 2” & “When We Were Young”. I have read all of them but i am reading now “The Pearl […]
Do you remember Maddison? any way i get so exited when you email me. you make me feel as if i’m in the book. i hope you never stop writing books but i guess after a while its you just stop. I hope this isn’t to private but do you have any brothers or sisters?I […]
Hello Gabrielle, My grandaughter has borrowed your books from her school library, and then passed them on to me to read, her favourite being Empress of Cassia, as she, Maddison has been in art classes for  a little over 12 months.  So the Empress of Cassia has a great meaning to her, I also paint […]
dear gabreella please please write another book i have nothing to read and enjoy in the summer when i don’t have one of yourbooks, Thomas
Hi Gabriella,My name is Ebony.  How Are you? I have just finished reading The garden of Empress Cassia and I am doing a book report on it which is due tomorrow, (arrrrgh) and I am not nearly ready for it. I really liked the Garden of Empress Cassia.  You are a very talented writer (as […]
Dear Gabrielle, my name is Imogen and i am nearly 11 years old.i love your books, especially The pearl of tiger bay.i also have The Garden of Empress Cassia. i have 2 guinea pigs, 1 called GP and 1 called Ginger,who is extremely FAT!!!!i like the way you create characters, such as Mimi.
My name is Esther and i am in Year 6. My background is South Korea and i also have a lot of pets. I have a dog called Blancer, four birds and a goldfish Gilbert.( My goldfish’s name frequently changes depending on the mood im in hehe) I just finished your book, ‘The Hidden Monastery’, […]
Hi Gabrielle, Thank you so much for the the inspiration you gave me at the Somerset Festival – your magic has certainly spurred me on! I just wanted to let you know that Gabriell and I have both finished reading The Garden of Empress Cassia.   What a gem of a book – I can certainly […]
This beautiful Tawny Frogmouth I saw on my walk the other day nesting in the branches of the oak tree outside my house. A few years
1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010 I know I’m a bit behind to post this illustration of a tiger. The Year of the Tiger seemed to go by so fast and now it is almost over. This is a card from my horoscope card series
Here are some illustrations from my first picture book Kalah, written a life time ago now around 1982. It never got published and looking back at it I can see why.
In a park in Shanghai, a lady paints characters on the paving stones. She uses only water. She is writing a poem. But in the summer heat, the characters evaporate almost as fast as they are written. The poem is simply for that moment and then it is gone.
Writing has been such a priority for me over the past 8 years that I have neglected the artist inside. And as we all know, if you want to get better at anything you need to practice, practice, practice.
As an ambassador for the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge I will be appearing at
Sometimes I feel as if I’m on a giant ferris wheel and my carriage is stuck way up at the top. I’m looking down wondering when they’ll get the wheel moving again. Well, at the moment my carriage has finally touched the ground and while I can, I’m stretching my legs and writing this blog.
This time of year is a feverish time for all children’s authors. There is Children’s Book Week where schools request authors to give talks over the course
I have had a lovely four weeks working in my son and daughter’s old primary school. The grade 3 children have been a delight and are so so talented.
I am slowly working my way back through my books and making a book trailer for each one. Here is the latest teaser for A Ghost in My Suitcase.
me encanto tu libro el jardin de la emperatriz casia en este ,momaento lo estoy estudiando en mi colegio blaise pascal colombia
Dear Ms Wang, I’m Jemma and I’m writing to you because at school we have been doing some researching for a project on an author and I choose you. So far I’ve read 3 of your beautiful books,”Tiger Bay” rank 10/10, “Ghost in my Suitcase” rank 91/2 /10 and “The Lion Drummer” rank 91/2 /10. […]
I have been having an inspiring and fun time working with grade three students at my son and daughter’s old school, Auburn South Primary.
Last night I was on the stage at Booktalkers with two other YA authors, Kathryn Lomer What Now Tilda B? and Michelle Cooper The FitzOsbornes in Exile, Book 2 of the Montmaray Journals. Arranged by the Centre for Youth Literature for teacher librarians, the discussion centred around
In case you want to come along, I will be appearing at the Melbourne Writers Festival on Wednesday 1st Sept at 10am with Kate Forsyth, 11.15am with Kirsty Murray and solo on Thursday 2nd Sept at 10am.
I love Google Alerts because without it I wouldn’t have seen this great review of Little Paradise on ALPHA READER, MY SOLO BOOK CLUB. If only someone in the film industry would read the review too, it might just convince a movie producer to adapt the novel to screen. But that is purely wishful thinking on […]
I always find dialogue the hardest of all to write. Here is some excellent advice from Janet Fitch- A Few Thoughts About Dialogue
For those of you who maybe interested in making a DIY book trailer, here is how I went about it.
I received new copies of Little Paradise Audio book today from my publisher, which is always very exciting. But my excitement is often tinged with trepidation.
Last week I spent five days teaching a bunch of very talented teenagers about writing. They were truly inspiring to work with and their enthusiasm knew no bounds. They had given up a week of their holidays to do the workshop. About half wanted to be authors, the others didn’t know yet.