In the Australian children's classic Seven Little Australians, Misrule is the name given to the home of the Woolcott family, of whom author Ethel Turner says, 'None of the seven is really good, for the excellent reason that Australian children never are.' Fortunately, the books written and illustrated for Australian children often are 'really good'. The Misrule website is the home of Australian children's literature on the internet. It is owned by Judith Ridge. This is her blog.

 

Misrule Manuscript Assessment Service

 

Follow this link to my Publisher's Weekly interview with Markus Zusak

 

Follow this link to my March/April 2006 Horn Book article about Meme McDonald and Boori Pryor

 

My paper on fairy tale retellings, given at the IBBY Australia April 2005 celebration of Hans Christian Andersen's 200th birthday.

 

My paper given at the RE:Views paper in Adelaide, March 2005

 

 


More than this, I believe that the only lastingly important form of writing is writing for children. It is writing that is carried in the reader's heart for a lifetime; it is writing that speaks to the future.

Sonya Hartnett, The Bulletin, March 28 2004

 

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