Hazel Edwards



“Creativity is the fun of putting
together unexpected ideas”

Young Adult Fiction: Outback Ferals

Outback Ferals  

Title: 'Outback Ferals'

ISBN:0734409354 

CIP: 9780734409355

Author: Hazel Edwards

Publisher: originally published by Lothian/ Hachette

Alchemy links to where Hazel's e books available to buy online.

Genre: Realistic fiction  Eco-issues.

E-book: 9780734413062

Tripfiction encourages travellers to read fiction set in real locations 

before /after visit and Hazel's outback fiction has just been

added to their map under Australia. 

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NEWSFLASH!

Due to Pandemic Lockdown, increasing interest in the pandemic/infection  threat underlying 'Antarctica's Frozen Chosen' and the sequel 'Outback Ferals'.

YA readers and educators interested and using the discussion notes. (Ironically, written years earlier). 

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Set in Darwin, in the Australian outback,'Outback Ferals' is the sequel to 'Antarctica's Frozen Chosen' with eco-warrior, uni-vacation scientist  Kyle.

All adolescents face the questions of mateship, and how far to go for a friend. So does Kyle. In the hot Darwin climate, Kyle confronts issues of feral pigs, quarantine and the threat of a pandemic. Inbetween choppers, crocs, mates and working undercover, environmental activist Kyle gets to know the Top End's eccentric locals.

 'Outback Ferals' fan.

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Buy your own copy of Outback Ferals

Outback Ferals , is available via Alchemy

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Teacher Resources

  • 'Outback Ferals' offers a range of classroom themes including ecology, environment and epidemiology.
  • Curriculum Press have created a comprehensive teachers resource pack focussing on sustainability as a curriculum unit. Click through to Curriculum Press to discover more.
  • A book rap provides students with a range of topics, questions and activities related to a book, over a number of weeks. The Book Rap for Outback Ferals includes an art brief to design a cover, an hypothetical about handling a pandemic and mateship, all related to discussion for the book. Click here to download a copy of the book_rap_for_outback_ferals.pdf.
  • swine_pandemic__outback_ferals_fiction_prediction_2.pdf Fiction prediction, often occurs when a writer researches and then says 'What if?'  and then it happens!

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Book Reviews

  • Centre for Youth Literature: 'An eco-warrior, feral disease conspiracy line runs through.'(PK)
  • Buzz Words:'...so original I can’t not like it...sure to be a hit - especially with boys.'  JM
  • Amazon: '...a convincing action-thriller ...' Rhys Tate
  • PIO newletter: ' Edwards reveals the quirky humour of the Territory through characters .' S.Gervay
  • Nile   ' Outback Ferals works because it feels real. Kyle isn’t an action superhero'.RT
  • Reading Time: 'Good reading for ages 10-15.' JDA
  • Curriculum: 'explores the need for strict quarantine security.'
  • Trendyanya 'I enjoyed reading this book and I reckon anyone interested in the environment would too.'
  • NSW Assoc for Gifted and TalentedChildren:  ' Realistic fiction. Issues of ecology and environment.'

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Events & Appearances 2021

Private online mentoring 'Complete Your Book in a Year' 

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2022

January

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

February

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

MAY

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

JUNE

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


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