Hazel Edwards

“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Hazel Hazel Edwrads OAM

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.  But children's theatre is her love.


Recently, Monash University awarded her the 2022 Distinguished Alumni for Education.

Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award for Education. 2022


'What it Takes'  2nd in 'Hijabi Girl' series co-written with Ozge Alkan at Lalor Library on Saturday November 26th at 2pm.

What It Takes


Larrikin Puppets '  Hijabi Girl' Musical puppets premiered in Book Week. Co-author Ozge Alkan, Serena Geddes (illustrator) & Hazel Edwards flew from interstate for the highly successful season at Butterbox Theatre in Brisbane.

Creatives behind 'Larrikin Puppets Hijabi Girl Musical'

Versatile Larrikin Puppets Premiere creators plus the hidden talent behind them including the techies, lighting, puppet makers etc. 

At other times, Hazel runs year-long master class 'Complete Your Book in a Year'.  

Details here.  

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

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

Hazel is also Patron of the Society of Women Writers (Vic) 


  hippo covers

Dad Trevelyan was the original 4 year old who inspired 'There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake.

Now his children are the same age and read the book too.

Darwin Hippo reading for grandsons

Author -Grandma Hazel Edwards visiting Darwin for 40th anniversary hippo reading and ABC Darwin radio.






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Events & Appearances 2023

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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

Flexibility to go online.



2nd PROV  Mini Book Launch

9th PROV 2021 Survivors 10 am ZOOM 



6th Jan Make Up class PROV from 2022


3rd Feb  PROV  Start PROV 2023


3rd March PROV