Hazel Edwards

“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

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Best known for the children's literature classic, 

'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake' series, Hazel Edwards OAM

writes for children, Y.A. & adults.  

Hazel is an Australia Reads Ambassador. 

Hazel runs Year-long master class 'Complete Your Book in a Year'.  Taking 2022 bookings 

Details here.  f2f at PROV North Melbourne. Email hazel@hazeledwards.com to confirm place.

Larrikin Puppets '  Hijabi Girl' Musical puppets  will perform post-pandemic.  Details.  

Recent releases include   'Celebrant Sleuth: I do or die' 'an adult mystery, also an  Audible book

and mini-sequel '  Wed,Then Dead on The Ghan' on  Kindle. Script adaptations in progress.

 Many of Hazel's e-book titles , can be accessed via   Alchemy

Three Generations of 'Hippo' Book.

 hippo covers

Author & son who inspired 'There's a Hippo...'series & his own son.

Latest Videos

For the Love of Writing; Society of Women Writers' (Vic) Online festival

With Susanne Gervay OAM

    Auslan signing ‘Ho Ho Ho: There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake'

by deaf student Izzy who chose it for her class storytime. Here, she is practising.



On Youtube, Fiona Mc Intosh reads the 40th anniversary 'There's a

Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake'





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Events & Appearances 2021

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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Jan 11th (Tues) 10am  U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Non- Boring Writing'


PROV 'Complete Your Book in a Year' starts on first Friday of each month, 10am-1pm. North Melb Archives.

Flexibility to go online if Lockdowns occur.

Book directly hazel@hazeledwards.com before first week in January.

Bairnsdale Grammar (Reading Kids for Gippsland author prize visit) Tuesday TBC

Feb 14th  Library Lovers' Day

Library Lovers' Day


May 8th (Sunday) 10am-4pm 'Writing a Non Boring Family History or Memoir' Writers Victoria.


June 4th  BRISBANE  Kingston Butter Factory Theatre 'Hijabi Girl' private performance.