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Ailsa was the writer on The Invisible War, working closely with a team of scientists and artists to create this stunning graphic novel. Join Ailsa to talk about the Invisible War and how to create your own graphic novel.
One nurse. Trillions of microbes. A deadly WW1 battle… France, 1916. While treating a patient with dysentery, Sister Annie Barnaby encounters a strain of lethal bacteria. As the invaders journey deep into her gut, the resident microbes must fight to survive and Annie’s life hangs in the balance. Enter the phage, deadly predators, ready to wag war to protect their host.
“One of the best books I have read on that general theme.” -R. Williams ABC RN Science Show host
“A candidate for the first truly modern 21st century graphic novel.” – D. Sagan, US science writer and son of science communicator legend, Carl Sagan
The Small Friends Storytelling program features award winning illustrated science-adventure stories starring microbes, molecules and mucus – members of the tiny symbiotic societies living inside different marine animals. These books highlight the role of partnerships and co-operation in nature (not just competition). The session involves a reading, a writing activity and a Q and A. Zobi and […]
Squishy Taylor lives with her dad, two bonus-sisters (step sisters), her bonus-mum and her half-brother. Her Mum lives on the other side of the world. Not your average modern family. Or is it, these days? Squishy Taylor shares her mystery-solving escapades with her Bonus Sisters. What is your family like? Could they be in a […]
Some people think story writing is something you do alone, in silence, with only your own mind for company. But, take it from an experienced collaborator, 340 kids in a room can write an amazing story together! In this session, I’ll read you a little bit of a Squishy Taylor book then tell you how […]