Elaine Forrestal

Author of award winning
Australian children’s books.

browse all titles


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.

Latest News

The Plotless Nature of Life

During an interview about her recently published trilogy of novels, Rachel Cusk said that she tried to replicate the ‘plotless nature of life’ in her […]

Always something new at Balingup

Balingup is a tiny dot on the map of Western Australia, but it is home to the most creative and hard-working community of any country […]

Penguin books Australia Fremantle Press

Purchase Online

Purchase your favourite titles by Elaine Forrestal online today by visiting Fremantle Press and Penguin Books Australia.