Category: Empire of the Waves

International Grammar School Sydney: School Visit

At the end of 2015, I had the honour of visiting International Grammar School in Sydney to address the Year Seven cohort about Empire of the Waves. It was an especially wonderful honour for me, invited as the guest of

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Victorian Premiers Reading Challenge 2015

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Trinity Grammar School Preparatory School

In something of a homecoming, I had the opportunity to speak at the Trinity Grammar School Preparatory School assembly about Empire of the Waves in mid-November. Since I wrote this novel as a kind of letter to my strange and

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Camdenville Public School Creative Writing Competition

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the last assembly of the term at Camdenville Public School in Newtown. On the invitation of Principal Sue Smith – a fellow lover of fantasy literature – I had the honour of

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Kids’ Book Review Guest Posts

Kid’s Book Review is one of the best online resources for lovers of Australian children’s literature, and Australian lovers of children’s literature. It’s a place brimming with reviews and interviews and resources for readers of all ages, parents, students, teachers

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The Emu and the Lion: A Reflection on Illustration for Children

Word and image are alchemically bound in children’s literature. Lewis Carroll’s Alice is John Tenniel’s Alice. Kenneth Grahame’s Rat and Mole and Toad are E.H. Shepard’s too. Of course, thousands of artists have illustrated these words in the generations since

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