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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Walking the History/Fiction Tightrope

Splic­ing his­tory with fic­tion has always cre­ated a dif­fi­cult bal­anc­ing act. And yet I still firmly believe that his­tor­i­cal fic­tion is by far the best …

On Wings of Steel has flown the coup

Recently my NLA Pub­lish­ing edi­tor and I fin­ished our work on the new man­u­script, On Wings of Steel. Our ‘baby’ has now moved on into …

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