A celebration of Australian picture books #4 — Narelle Oliver

I am re-sharing this post in honour of Narelle Oliver who sadly passed away today.
Her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of readers everyone. She was an awesome lady, talented writer and illustrator, and an inspiration to children, teachers, and writers everywhere.
Thank you, Narelle, for your wonderful contribution to our lives through your stories and illustrations. xx

Norah Colvin

This post is the fourth in a series celebrating picture books by Australian authors. If you missed earlier posts, please follow these links to the introduction, Mem Fox and Kim Michelle Toft.

Narelle Oliver

In this post I introduce you to Narelle Oliver, a Brisbane-based author and illustrator. There is much to explore on Narelle’s site, including: information about her writing process and tips for would-be picture book authors; the research involved in creating her books, many of which are about nature; and illustration techniques that involve the use of linocut printing and rubbing, and other assorted media.

Narelle conducts workshops for children and adults. She visits schools to share with children the wonder of her books and talks to them about her writing and illustrating processes. When she visited “my” school she brought along first thoughts and illustrations for, and a dummy book of, The Very Blue…

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5 thoughts on “A celebration of Australian picture books #4 — Narelle Oliver

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    RIP to Nacelle Oliver – and I guess the nice thing about when an author passes – is that they do leave their essence in tangible books – or as so well put: “will live on in the hearts and minds of readers everyone…”

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