Acclaimed author/illustrator Mark Wilson's picture books include the war-themed series, MY MOTHER'S EYES: THE STORY OF A BOY SOLDIER (2009), ANGEL OF KOKODA (2010) VIETNAM DIARY (2013), DIGGER, THE DOG WHO WENT TO WAR (2015) and the art-themed books BEN & GRACIE'S ART ADVENTURE (2011) and INSIDE THE WORLD OF TOM ROBERTS (2012). His other titles include the Wilderness Society and Whitley Award-winning Extinction series I SAW NOTHING: THE EXTINCTION OF THE THYLACINE; I SAID NOTHING: THE EXTINCTION OF THE PARADISE PARROT and I DID NOTHING: THE EXTINCTION OF THE GASTRIC BROODING FROG and YELLOW-EYE (2002), which also won the Wilderness Society Award. Mark lives in Frankston, Victoria.
Wilson's ability to effectively use a range of styles and media, as well as his expressionistic use of colour, body language and framing, ensures his storytelling is thought-provoking and evocative. (On THE AFGHANISTAN PUP) - Canberra Times In VIETNAM DIARY, Wilson has produced a worthy successor to his wartime tales MY MOTHER'S EYES and ANGEL OF KOKODA. - West Australian