Hello and Welcome!
Lisa Shanahan is a writer of picture books and fiction for young people. She 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 hot cups of tea. She feels incredibly grateful for the glorious magic of books. For all the ways stories, starting tiny as seeds, grow and unfold so high and wide, she can perch in their branches, finding shelter and shade.
"With an action-packed text, a whole host of lively characters – human and animal, spot-on dialogue and amusing, wonderfully detailed mixed media illustrations, this is both a visual and verbal treat of a tale." 'Big Pet Day' - Jill R Bennett, Red Reading Hub
"This book will enchant readers of all ages." 'Bear and Chook by the Sea' - Junior Bookseller and Publisher, August 2009
"...Lisa Shanahan knows small children, their routines, loves, and fears." 'Daisy and the Puppy' - Australian Book Review
"With fresh dialogue and believable characters, this is a richly layered, perceptive story revealing glimpse of deeper realities beneath the warmth and humour." 'My Big Birkett' - Magpies, 3 July 2006
"Scenes truly memorable and moving, interspersed with rollicking and wacky humour. The end result is a wonderful and refreshing novel guaranteed to both make you laugh and be very moved." 'My Big Birkett' - Viewpoint 14 (4) Summer 2006