Sunday, May 13, 2012

Storytellers and authors for Book Week 2012

Book Week Saturday 18 – Friday 24 August.
Theme: Champions Read.

Storytelling Australia (Vic) boasts a list of wonderful storytellers. We have made it easy for you to explore their talents and contact them directly. They are listed under LINKS on the left side of this blog. You will discover there is great variety amongst our tellers.

However if you are looking for a storyteller who is also a published author you might like to investigate the following. I think you will find all these storytellers have a tale to tell about a champion.

Gael Cresp (primary)

Fish for Breakfast (Illustrator Anna Pignataro, pub. Windy Hollow) tells the story of brave and resourceful Rebecca who helps a bird feed her hungry chicks.

Gilbert Alexander Pig (Illustrator David Cox, pub. Winy Hollow) shows courage in dealing with a wolf who would like to eat him up.
Learn more about Gael here.

Jackie Kerin  (primary and secondary)

Phar Lap the wonder horse (Illustrated by Patricia Mullins, pub. Museum Victoria). When Jackie chose to write about this champion she had no idea how much research was involved and then she decided to write the story in verse! Her second book Lyrebird! a true story will be out shortly and promises to be another winner.
To purchase Phar Lap the wonder horse: Melbourne MuseumBoomerang Books
Learn more about Jackie here

JB Rowley (secondary and primary)

Trapped in Gondwana. JB has entered the world of digital publishing.  Trapped in Gondwana is the first in a series written for middle to upper primary age readers. This adventure is a clever blend of fantasy and science. Learn about the animals that lived on the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana while following the adventures of feisty 11 year-old Nellie Russell.

Whisper My Secret is a the true story of a young woman whose children were taken away from her at a time in Australia when women were often powerless. Somehow she found the strength to remarry and start a new family, locking her secret away until one day ... JB unravels her mother’s secret with skill and care.
To Purchase:
Learn more about JB Rowley here

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