Ethel Turner (25 January 1872 – 8 April 1958) was an English-born Australian novelist and children's literature writer.
Three Little Maids (1900) is a strongly autobiographical novel about her family's migration from England to Sydney, Australia.
Her best-known work is her first novel, Seven Little Australians (1894), which is widely considered a classic of Australian children's literature and was an instant hit both in Australia and overseas. It is about a family of seven children growing up in Australia. The book, together with its sequels The Family at Misrule (1895) and Little Mother Meg (1902) deal with the lives of the Woolcot family, particularly with its seven mischievous and rebellious children, in 1880s Australia.