Australian animal children's stories

Meet Ruth, Swamp Gum Tales Illustrator

The wonderful Australian animals in Swamp Gum Tales children’s stories wouldn’t be complete without the beautiful illustrations that bring the characters to life. The illustrator for the books, as well as for other books I’ve previously written, have all been lovingly created by Ruth Elvery.

Ruth is a multi-award winning artist and she has taught art in high schools in Queensland and Papua New Guinea. Ruth often accompanies me to school visits, so that the children can get a real all-round view of what it takes to make Swamp Gum Tales come to life. Ruth, like myself is a big believer in making children’s education fun and particularly enjoys doing this through children’s animal stories by Australian authors such as myself.

Which character that Ruth has drawn is your favourite?