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Episode Info: Shownotes: My Name is Lizzie Flynn PB Meet… The Anzacs  PB Meet… Weary Dunlop  PB Emu  PB H Koala  PB H Christmas at Home  H Christmas at Grandma’s Beach House  H Transcript [0:00] Music. [0:07] Hello and welcome to the book cave today we’re interviewing award winning Australian author Clare Saxby Claire welcome to the book cave thank you likely to be great to have you. Clare’s an award-winning author of,children’s books fiction non-fiction and poetry.Clare, very interested in your wonderful range of books you’ve written a good number and are obviously very successful are published both in Australia and internationally how did you begin. [0:37] I began with a 6 week course about trying to help children learn to read in the classroom. [0:48] We have been doing that as a parent group for some time and the.Education Department decided that we needed to be trained to do this so they did this setup the six week course and at the end of that the teacher who was running it.Said I think you better go and do something else and I think I did too much homework and I think I put my hand up to much,So I did and I came at it totally accidentally something else was writing ah yeah.Was that what you meant you to do.Yeah I’ll be your first book my first book was an educational reader called banana beard and bowler buddy.wonderful titlecame from Everyday experiences and then sort of built the story built around that so yes it was so for middle primary,it was just a sort of organic thing you actually discovered in you that you knew you had a talent for writing children’s stories or did you actually go and do some kind of right due to some classes I did a quite a few classes I thought. [2:05] The first one I did was short story because I thought that short story would be easy rightI discovered very quickly that short story is one of the most challenging forms of a story writing and I was not very good at it but when I discovered writing for children it was like I come homeI’d always known something apart from what I was doing and when I did the writer for children outside this is this is what it was meant to beand so.Your sense of writing for children what is it that draws you to that you say it makes you feel fat man you feel like you’re coming home what is it about writing for children I think the thing that I like. [2:49] Awesome I like I finished all sorts of different things not just one and writing for children allowed me to explore.All of the parts of me all of the curiosities that I have so I want to play with language and for preschool-aged children and. [3:07] The rhythm and the Rhyme and and the repetition and have them become pool to pull them in,with the the magic of the lyricism of the l...
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