Colin Thiele: Biography & Books


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Where was author Colin Thiele from?

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1. Australian author Colin was a writer and an educator. For what book genre was he best known?

2. Author Colin Thiele wrote many adventure stories. What is the name of the novel in which a young boy saves three pelican chicks?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Colin Thiele was a well-known author with a successful career. You will be tested on his works, his life and his birthplace.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks you to:

  • Point out where Thiele was born
  • Name the disease that took his life in 2006
  • Give the name of a Thiele novel about a young boy who saves three pelican chicks

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the book genre that best describes Thiele's books
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding to tell why he began writing textbooks early in his career
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pull the most important information from the lesson about Thiele's death

Additional Learning

To learn more about this popular author, read the lesson titled Colin Thiele: Biography & Books. This lesson covers:

  • His education
  • Awards that he won for his writing
  • Thiele's family background