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Author Cummings,Phil

Illustrator Devries,Shane

Item Code 8495028

Product Type Book

Format Hardback

ISBN 9781760277055

Publisher SCHOLASTIC AUSTRALIA

$24.99
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The king’s battles with the dragon were always mighty and loud...CLING CLANG CLONG! ROAR!

Boy lived in a silent world and couldn’t hear the fighting. But Boy could see the fear around him...and how everyone would be much happier without it. 

Genre: Historical Fiction

Subject: Picture Books

Reading Level: Foundation, Lower Primary

School Year: Foundation, Year 1, Year 2

Ages: 4 to 7

Page Count: 32

Phil Cummings

Where were you born? Where do you live now? 
I was born in Pt Broughton South Australia and I now live in the Adelaide foothills.

Where did you go to school?

I went to school and grew up in Peterborough in the Mid-North of South Australia.

Did you have a nickname?
Seagull

What were you like in school?
I was reasonably quiet and I loved playing sport. 

What is the naughtiest thing you did?
I’d rather not say!

What was your favourite book growing up?

To Kill a Mockingbird.

Who is your favourite children’s author?

Roald Dahl

What is your favourite food/colour/movie? 
ANZAC Biscuits / Blue / It’s a Wonderful Life.

Who inspired you to write?
  
My teachers

How did you get started?  
Writing poems and lyrics.

How old were you? 
About 16

Why did you want to be a writer?
I love to tell a story.

How do you think up ideas?
I observe the world around me, listen to conversations, delve into memories and I do a lot of imagining.

Do you have a special place where you write? 
My study

What is the best thing about being a writer? 
Sharing my stories.

Have you had any funny or embarrassing moment as a writer? 
Too many to mention!

What do you do when you are not writing? 
I listen to music, play guitar (badly) garden and watch sport. 

What would you have chosen to be if you were not a writer? 
I was a junior primary school teacher for 22 years and would have continued to do that if I hadn’t become a writer.

Which famous person from the past would you like to talk to?   
 
Nelson Mandela

Website/blog details
philcummings.com




Shane Devries

Where were you born? Where do you live now?
Adelaide and live in Adelaide, SA.

Where did you go to school?
Reynella East High School

Did you have a nickname?
No.

What were you like in school?
Quiet. I loved music and art classes.

What is the naughtiest thing you did?
A detention for running on cement.

What was your favourite book growing up?
Dinotopia by James Gurney.

Who is your favourite children’s author?
James Gurney.

What is your favourite food/colour/movie?
Tiramisu, Brown, Master and Commander.

Who inspired you to write?

It was the first thing I saw myself excel at and loved doing it.

How did you get started?
I did work experience at high school and was offered a job as an architectural illustrator at the same workplace.

How old were you?
18.

Why did you want to be a writer?
Because it is enjoyable and rewarding.

How do you think up ideas?
With difficulty.

Do you have a special place where you write?
No.

What is the best thing about being am illustrator?
Holidays and flexibility.

Have you had any funny or embarrassing moment as a writer?
No.

What do you do when you are not writing?
Ride my bike and play music and explore.

What would you have chosen to be if you were not a writer?
A counsellor.

Which famous persons from the past would you like to talk to?
Lawrence Alma-Tadmea.

Website/blog details
www.shanedevriesart.com
shanedevriesart.tumblr.com
twitter.com/shanedevries



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