Clancy of the Overflow
The Matilda Saga is…not finished. Concluded is a better word, as now I go back to 1815 and how Gibber’s Creek began on the battlefield of Waterloo, and there will be short stories, too, about Jed and Scarlett and the rest.
But it is a conclusion. If I have done it well, the reader will know what every character will do, long after they have reached the final page. I love the book. I hope you love it too.
It is the story of our nation, told in a single sweeping love story, as well as the tales of women hidden in Australia’s history, from the English aristocrat Clancy first loved, to his ‘monstrous’ scientist sister, and Rose, for whom he would give up his inheritance and yet gain it all over. And as Jed Kelly finally brings all of these stories together, Clancy of the Overflow and Matilda Rose will waltz again by the river at Scarlett’s wedding, and the forgotten will be given new voice.
Top Koala (with the marvellous Matt Shanks)
Ages: All ages!
He is stroppy, furry, and he must ALWAYS be on top, whether it’s on Parliament House, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race, or the head of an AFL player...
All of Us: A History of Southeast Asia
(With Professor Virginia Hooker and artist, historian and cartographer Mark Wilson)
This is 120,000 years of Southeast Asia, our region,bound by the monsoon winds that make it the most culturally diverse region in the world. Children will study the ‘story maps’, older kids will read the poems that tell the story of a brother and sister across the centuries; scholars will pour over the timeline.
There was no one way to write a book to cover the immensity of the topic. This book tells history in six ways, all we hope fascinating and powerful, enticing the reader to the Teachers Notes and the references they will find there too. It has taken us five years’ collaboration and it is magnificent.