Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Best known for the children's literature classic 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our

Roof Eating Cake' series, Hazel Edwards writes for children, teenagers and adults.  

Hazel spoke about collaborating and crossing media at online

SWWVic  'For the Love of Writing' festival.  

Hazel runs  non-boring writing workshops and online Year-long master class

 'Complete Your Book in a Year'. Download Hazel's Schedule COMPLETE YOUR BOOK IN A YEAR.pdf 

Larrikin Puppeteers '  Hijabi Girl' Musical puppets  will perform post-pandemic.  Details.  

Recent releases include   'Celebrant Sleuth: I do or die' 'an adult mystery, also an  Audible book

and mini-sequel '  Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan' on  Kindle. Script adaptations in progress.

 Many of Hazel's e-book titles , can be accessed via   Alchemy

Three Generations of 'Hippo' Book.

 hippo covers

Author & son who inspired 'There's a Hippo...'series & his own son.

Latest Videos

    Auslan signing ‘Ho Ho Ho: There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake'

by deaf student Izzy who chose it for her class storytime. Here, she is practising.

      

       

      

     

In Greek, community storyteller  YiaYia from Moreland City Library shares 'There's a

Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake'. I learnt of this from an Australian-born adult

fan who was learning the Greek language by listening to these entertaining readings.

On Youtube, Fiona Mc Intosh reads the 40th anniversary 'There's a

Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake'

'How long to write a book?' Seven Steps Interview'  

    

 

  

     

 40th Anniversary Hippo-memorabilia

 40 Fun Memories of the Cake-Eating Hippo-The Two of Us.pdf

There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake

Questions from Fans 


Q. 'Does the hippo ever meet the characters from

your other picture books? Like Stickybeak?'

A. Maybe. Where do you think they might meet?

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Yamba the Honey Ant

Hazel Edwards demonstrating storytelling with Yamba the Honey Ant

on indigenous themed book program, Imparja TV, Alice Springs, Australia

 

    

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Events & Appearances 2021

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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2021 

JANUARY

Jan 12th   ZOOM U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Complete Your Book in a Year

FEBRUARY

14th-20th Society of Women Writers Vic  Book here. 'For the Love of Writing' Festival 

Feb 16th ZOOM  'Role of New Media'

Feb 20th  12.15  ZOOM with Suzanne Gervay 'The Two of Us: Collaborating' 


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