Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Easy Reading

Mum on Wheels

e-Mum on Wheels Cover    

Title: Mum on Wheels

E-book:

ISBN:978-0-995777-1-1

P.O.D. also available

Author:Hazel Edwards 

Publisher: Ebook Alchemy  linking to  availabilty online including Kobo, Amazon & Booktopia.

 

History of This Book

Vintage author Hazel Edwards often gets fan mail about her early books which adult readers now want to share with their families.

 'Mum on Wheels'  (Hodder and Stoughton 1980 ) was Hazel's first junior fiction published in the same year as ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’.

It was inspired by her cousin John who was in a wheelchair and dedicated to him.

What's The Story About? 

When Mum comes home from hospital in a wheelchair, Leanne and her grandfather have to do things differently. After a birthday party, with Mr Magic, Leanne has a great idea for Mum.

This updated version shows how the importance of problem-solving via ‘good’ ideas remains. Even if words change.

Age appropriate? 

For readers just starting with chapter books. But the ideas are for all ages.

Black Cat  Magic the Cat

Discussion Starters:

  • Many Para Olympic athletes perform in wheelchairs. Find out about the different sports played e.g. wheelchair rugby.
  • If you were a designer, what devices would you include on your latest wheelchair ?  What problems might these solve for a real wheelchair user?
  • Borrow a wheelchair, and use it for one day. What changes need to be made in your area to make places more accessible for wheels?
  • Design a special number plate for the wheelchair.
  • Do you need  L plates for a wheelchair when you are just learning to use it? 
  • What's the difference between 'disability' and diffability'? If 'diffability' just means you do things differently but you still do them...

Curriculum Relevance?

  • Disability
  • Art and design
  • Sport
  • Like me

Resources

Diversity In New Formats_.pdf (6.36 MB) For educators , why creating ebooks from favourite out- of- print books like 'Mum on Wheels' is relevant.

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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' 

MAY

May 4th 6pm Rivoli Camberwell  Dymocks 21st celebration  Book

May  7th  Photo shoot  Seven Steps Writing .

JULY

AUGUST

Children's Book Week 

Aug 5th 10 AM  Onine about Hijabi Girl :Torrens Primary ACT

7.30 pm Online mentoring 

August 6th  10 am PROV Online mentoring 

August 27th AGM  Society of Women Writers (Vic) 11am Zoom.

SEPTEMBER

Australia Reads Ambassador 

Sept 14th Australia Reads: Ambassador Hazel reading Hippo

Sept 22nd  Zoom 1pm  Malvern 'Survival Skills for Writers During Lockdown.'

Sept 27 th  8pm Writing Muslim Children's Books  Bookings 

Sept 29th  Zoom 6.30-8.30 'A Night of Crime: Society of Women Writers(Vic)   

NOVEMBER

Nov 10th :  Judge: SWW National Writing Competition. Sydney Zoom.

2022

January

Jan 11th (Tues) 10am  U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Non- Boring Writing'


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