Elaine Forrestal

Author of award winning
Australian children’s books.

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Welcome to a world of novels, short stories, picture books and poems. There are Teacher’s Notes for every title and you can download them free of charge. You will also find tips for beginning writers, workshop outlines, book reviews and a walking (or driving) trail that visits the original story settings.

If you want to find out about other activities based on Elaine Forrestal’s books like plays, musical theatre, opera, re-enactments, festival presentations, visit individual titles or the blog page. Have fun.

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Australian Storytellers Festival

Gone (thank goodness) are the days when the majority of the books Australians read and the stories presented to us on TV came from overseas. […]

The Literature Centre: 25 years and still travelling on

The Literature Centre is celebrating 25 years of nurturing, inspiring and educating writers, illustrators and students from all over Australia and beyond. Western Australia is […]

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