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Judy Zavos

Judy Zavos was born in India to New Zealand parents. As the oldest of four, she was often the one who read bedtime stories to the others, and this experience fostered a lifelong love of reading and story telling.

The award-winning picture book Murgatroyd's Garden, written by Judy and illustrated by Drahos Zac, and first published in 1986, began as an old-fashioned cautionary tale that Judy used to tell her young sons when they resisted having their hair washed. Listening to the story as the shampoo was being applied and rinsed off helped to ease the pain.

The book was republished by Walker Books Australia in late 2011. Judy now looks forward to helping a new generation of resistant hair washers, as her grand daughters grow up listening to what happened to Murgatroyd.