Tag Archives: Meredith Costain

226 Written Assessment/Picture Book Manuscript: Meredith Costain

ITEM DETAILS: Meredith Costain will provide a written assessment (including tips on manuscript format, choosing and approaching publishers) of a picture book text of up to 500 words.

Meredith’s Picture Book CV:

TRADE TITLES
Musical Harriet (illustrated by Craig Smith)(Scholastic Aust, Sydney, ’95)
Totty’s Potty (Australian Family Magazine, Melbourne, 2000)
Doodledum Dancing (Penguin, Melbourne, 2006)
No Noise at Our House (Windy Hollow, Melbourne, 2008)
My Baby Love (Hachette Children’s Books, 2009)
Bed Tails (Penguin Books, 2009)

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224 Picture Book/No Noise At Our House: Meredith Costain

ITEM: One author signed copy of the picture book ‘No Noise at Our House’ written by Meredith Costain and illustrated by Christina Booth.

DETAILS:

You have to be ever so quiet when
you come to our house.
There are animals living here.
Wild animals.
They’re sleeping now.
And you couldn’t – wouldn’t -
want to wake them up.
Would you?

‘Costain’s rhythmic text and direct address to the reader will entice a rousing read aloud.’ – Magpies

‘the clever, crafted text and visually vibrant illustrations bubble with excitement on each opening’ – Graham Davey, Reading Time

You can find out more about Meredith by visiting her website: http://www.meredithcostain.com/

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225 Picture Book/Doodledum Dancing: Meredith Costain

ITEM: One author signed copy of the picture book Doodledum Dancing written by Meredith Costain and illustrated by Pamela Allen.

DETAILS:

Here’s a book of giggly, wiggly, squiggly poems
You can munch them for breakfast
You can crunch them for lunch
You can gobble them for dinner
But most of all -
You can read them out loud
And share them with your friends
Again and again . . .

You can find out more about Meredith by visiting: http://www.meredithcostain.com/

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148 Signed copy of the picture book No Noise At Our House – Meredith Costain

Item: A signed copy of the picture book No Noise At Our House

Details:

Book Information:

You have to be ever so quiet when

you come to our house.

There are animals living here.

Wild animals.

They’re sleeping now.

And you couldn’t – wouldn’t -

want to wake them up.

Would you?

Brief Bio: After finishing school and university I taught English for a while in the country (more cows!) then travelled around the world to places like Siberia, Morocco and northern Sumatra. I started teaching again in Melbourne, played in a few rock and blues bands, and wrote more stories, which were published in Pursuit, Challenge and Explore magazines. After a fight with a car while crossing the road in Paris (the car won) I decided what I really wanted to do was become a full-time writer. So now that’s what I do!

Lots of my books contain the two things I like the most: music and dogs. Some of them, like Musical Harriet, have both!

These days I live in an old bluestone house in the inner-city with my partner, children’s author Paul Collins. We have heaps of pets: a kelpie cross named Jack, a red heeler called Molly, Harriet the cat, five chooks, inside and outside goldfish and several stray possums, lizards, flying foxes, parrots and bush rats. Besides writing, I love sleeping, reading, eating chocolate and playing blues piano.

149 Signed copy of the picture book Doodledum Dancing – Meredith Costain

Item: A signed copy of the picture book Doodledum Dancing

Details:

Book Information:

Here’s a book of giggly, wiggly, squiggly poems

You can munch them for breakfast

You can crunch them for lunch

You can gobble them for dinner

But most of all -

You can read them out loud

And share them with your friends

Again and again . . .

Brief Bio: After finishing school and university I taught English for a while in the country (more cows!) then travelled around the world to places like Siberia, Morocco and northern Sumatra. I started teaching again in Melbourne, played in a few rock and blues bands, and wrote more stories, which were published in Pursuit, Challenge and Explore magazines. After a fight with a car while crossing the road in Paris (the car won) I decided what I really wanted to do was become a full-time writer. So now that’s what I do!

Lots of my books contain the two things I like the most: music and dogs. Some of them, like Musical Harriet, have both!

These days I live in an old bluestone house in the inner-city with my partner, children’s author Paul Collins. We have heaps of pets: a kelpie cross named Jack, a red heeler called Molly, Harriet the cat, five chooks, inside and outside goldfish and several stray possums, lizards, flying foxes, parrots and bush rats. Besides writing, I love sleeping, reading, eating chocolate and playing blues piano.

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