A Journey of Discovery


A Journey of Discovery: On Writing For Children is both a personal statement and a collection of celebrated author Ivan Southall's lectures on children's literature.

In this book, first published in 1968, the author discusses and questions the responsibilities a writer has towards his/her audience, whether books should be aimed at a particular age group,the boundaries between children's and adult literature and what subjects should be included in books.

He also describes the process by which he explores his own imagination to create a fictional world for children to delight in between the pages of his works. Ivan Southall is an world-renown children's author whose works have received acclaim, not only here in Australia but in many countries.
Read for both pleasure and in school text lists, Ivan Southall's books have an enduring quality that have stood the test of time and continue to enthrall his readers everywhere.
This book provides a wealth of insight into both the author and his understanding of his audience.