Caroline is the true story of Caroline Chisholm, All who went before her did their part in helping shape Australia into a confident, progressive and vibrant society. But when Caroline arrived in Australia, she thrived on the challenges facing her to help the many orphans, migrants and destitute girls she found living on the streets of Sydney.

Mark Wilson’s book gives the reader an insight into her life of service which was evident from when she was a young girl. He traces her life from childhood through to adulthood, retelling her story for young readers.

This book is a tribute to a remarkable woman, and an inspiring story of female achievement.

About the Author

Mark Wilson is a multiple award-winning author/illustrator with 24 children’s books in print worldwide, in 14 languages. Mark grew up with a love of comics, drawing, rock music, Australian history and endangered species - exploring most of these themes through his writing, illustrating, paintings and workshops.

He has won five Whitley Awards for children’s literature, ten CBCA Awards, four Wilderness Society Awards and the 3rd C.J. Picture Book International Award. Mark was also presented with the 2011 Dromkeen Medal for Services to Children’s Literature.

He recently won a 2023 CBCA Honour Book award for Votes for Women! The Story of Nellie, Rose and Mary, and the Colin Roderick Literary Award 2021 shortlist for Eureka! A Story of the Goldfields - the first picturebook in the 60 year long history of the awards to be selected.

He hopes his books and workshops encourage students
to study not only their own family history, but also Australian history, as well as native species and conservation.