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!

March 2022:   Today's news of mosquito- born, Japanese encephalitis spreading between waterbirds, pigs and humans is relevant to feral pig research done for 'Outback Ferals' some years ago.Fiction writers predict facts by researching and then saying, 'What if?

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 questions of mateship, and how far to go for a friend. So does Kyle who 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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