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Lisa Shanahan

Lisa Shanahan

  • 5 stars across 8 books
Lisa Shanahan trained as an actor at Theatre Nepean, University of Western Sydney. Whilst studying, she taught drama and wrote plays for children. After completing her degree she undertook a Writing for Children course with Libby Gleeson where she discovered a great passion for writing stories for children. Lisa and her husband, Keiran, live with their sons Bryn and Riley in Sydney. Lisa continues to teach drama and write books and feels very lucky that she is able to do both. Wayne Harris has designed and illustrated over 20 outstanding picture books. To visit his website click here
1st June 2004

Gordon's Got a Snookie

The endearing story of Gordon the gorilla and his struggle to balance the demands of his masculinity with his need for h... MoreGordon's Got a Snookie

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1st January 2015

Big Pet Day

Today is Pet Day in Lily's class. All the kids bring in their pets - hermit crabs, parrots, mice, puppies, ferrets and d... MoreBig Pet Day

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1st August 2017

The Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

It struck Henry that perhaps he was waiting for the exact right moment to be daring and brave. The exact right moment wh... MoreThe Grand, Genius Summer of Henry Hoobler

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1st June 2006

My Big Birkett

In my family, when anyone rides the wave of their emotions, we say they're chucking a birkett. When the emotion drives o... MoreMy Big Birkett

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10th September 2009

Bear and Chook

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