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Alan Trussell-Cullen

Alan_Trussell-Cullen.jpgAlan Trussell-Cullen is a New Zealand children’s author and teacher educator who spends considerable time each year in the United States working with teachers and children in schools. He has written more than 300 books for children for numerous publishers (including Scholastic New York, McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education). Alan has also written comedy for TV (including Billy T James), poetry for kids and, in his words ‘rather weird stage plays’ two of which were entitled How We Brought the Sewer from A to B performed in Dublin and There’ll always be an England and England Will Be Flat performed in Seattle.

Selected bibliography:
  • I've Been Eating Blackberries also in te reo Maori I Kai Parakipere Ahau illustrated by Kelvin Hawley (Scholastic 1987).
  • The Taniwha's Afternoon Snooze illustrated by Kelvin Hawley (Century Hutchinson 1987).
  • This is the Plate illustrated by Ruby Barnes (HarperCollins 1995).
  • Smelly Stuff (Penguin 2008).
  • Poisonous Stuff (Penguin 2008).
  • Really Fast Stuff (Penguin 2008).
  • Really Big Stuff (Penguin 2008).


Storylines Trust Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki and Friends of Storylines Te Pou o Te Whare Waituhi Tamariki together form New Zealand’s only national organisation working year-round to promote New Zealand children’s and young adult literature through activities that include a major national Story Tour to schools, early childhood centres and communities, and awards for writers, illustrators and those who work in the area of New Zealand children’s literature



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