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

What to Write when you Don’t Know What to Write

I was staring blankly out of my office window, thinking about everything and nothing, and feeling like a kid in school again. Remembering that feeling […]

Love to Read Local Week – er, Month

In these strange and unpredictable times a week can easily turn into a month and a celebration can look very different from the one the […]

Penguin books Australia Fremantle Press

Purchase Online

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