Lisa Shanahan - Hachette Children's Group

Lisa Shanahan



Lisa Shanahan is an award-winning writer of picture books and fiction for young people. Some of her well-loved books include GORDON'S GOT A SNOOKIE, illustrated by Wayne Harris, and BEAR AND CHOOK and DADDY'S HAVING A HORSE, illustrated by Emma Quay. Her picture book BEAR AND CHOOK BY THE SEA, illustrated by Emma Quay, won the CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood in 2010 and BIG PET DAY, illustrated by Gus Gordon, won the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award for the 5-8 age group in 2015.

Lisa loves moon-gazing, making up words, mint slices, mock orange blossom, black cockatoos, shouts of unexpected laughter, the weight of a scruffy dog resting on her knee and cups of tea. She lives in Sydney, close to the river of her childhood, with her husband, their three sons and one bouncy spoodle.

Books currently available by this author

Date published: New > Old

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Bear and Chook by the Sea

Lisa Shanahan, Emma Quay
Contributors:
Lisa Shanahan, Emma Quay

In a follow up to the delightful BEAR AND CHOOK, the two lovable characters continue their adventures in BEAR AND CHOOK BY THE SEA. Bear and Chook are unexpected friends. Bear still likes adventure and Chook would still much rather have the quiet life! One day they decide to go and visit the sea. Chook is worried that they don't know the way and will get lost, but Bear is confident they will find it - just around the pond, under the bridge, through the forest and over the mountain! A wonderfully warm read-aloud story about the dreamers in life and those who wish they'd sometimes keep their feet more firmly on the ground.More info, teachers' guides and activity downloads available at www.bearandchook.com.au

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Bear and Chook

Lisa Shanahan, Emma Quay
Contributors:
Lisa Shanahan, Emma Quay

Bear and Chook are best friends. But while Bear likes adventure, Chook prefers the quiet life. One sunny day by the pond, Chook lets himself get drawn into Bear's wild ideas ... with disastrous results! A wonderfully warm read-aloud story about the adventures of two very different friends.More info, teachers' guide and activity downloads available at www.bearandchook.com.au