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  non-boring writing workshops and online Year-long master class

 'Complete Your Book in a Year'. Download Hazel's Schedule COMPLETE YOUR BOOK IN A YEAR.pdf 

Larrikin Puppeteers '  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.



    In Greek, community storyteller  YiaYia from Moreland City Library shares 'There's a

Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake'. I learnt of this from an Australian-born adult

fan who was learning the Greek language by listening to these entertaining readings.


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 12th   ZOOM U3A Nunawading Summer School 'Complete Your Book in a Year


14th-20th Society of Women Writers Vic  Book here. 'For the Love of Writing' Festival 

Feb 16th ZOOM  'Role of New Media'

Feb 20th  12.15  ZOOM with Suzanne Gervay 'The Two of Us: Collaborating' 


May 4th 6pm Rivoli Camberwell  Dymocks 21st celebration  Book

May  7th  Photo shoot  Seven Steps Writing .


July 6th 12-1pm  Tamworth Library Zoom.


Children's Book Week 

Aug 5th Zoom about Hijabi Girl :Torrens Primary ACT


Australia Reads Ambassador