Australian animal children's stories

Meet the Characters

Come and meet the characters from Swamp Gum…

wally the wombat swamp gum tales by angela williams australian children's stories Wally the wise Wombat
Wally the wise Wombat is very kind; helpful and caring. All the characters from Swamp Gum turn to Wally whenever they need help. Wally always has time to listen and share his wisdom with all. You will find Wally in all the books in the series.


kev kookaburra swamp gum tales by angela williams australian children's stories Kev Kookaburra
Kev Kookaburra loves to have a laugh. Fun, fun, fun! That’s what he likes the best. But there were times when just having fun didn’t go so well for Kev. For more of Kev’s story you can read – ‘Louie isn’t Laughing’ and ‘The Birthday Surprise’ – stories on Bullying and Keeping your word.

emma echidna swamp gum tales by angela williams australian children's stories Emma Echidna
Emma Echidna can sometimes be a little ‘prickly’ but underneath it all she really is quite friendly. She uses her prickles for self protection. You will find more about Emma’s stories by reading – ‘School Sports Carnival’ and ‘Louie isn’t laughing’ – Stories about participating just for fun and Bullying.

percy platypus swamp gum tales by angela williams australian children's stories Percy Platypus
Percy Platypus is one of the smaller inhabitants of Swamp Gum. He is great at swimming and is a good friend to all who live in Swamp Gum. He is so friendly that one day he very nearly made a ‘wrong’ friend.

wesley wallaby swamp gum tales by angie williams australian children's story Wesley Wallaby
Wesley Wallaby can get into all kinds of mischief. He doesn’t always like to listen and that sometimes gets him into trouble. Especially the time he didn’t want to follow any rules! If you want to hear more about Wesley’s story you can read ‘Wrong Way Wesley’ – a story about obedience and following the rules.

louie lyrebird swamp gum tales by angela williams australian children's stories Louie Lyrebird
Louie Lyrebird has just moved to Swamp Gum. It took him a while to feel part of the school family. It is sometimes tough being the new one at school. Follow Louie’s story by reading Louie Isn’t Laughing’ – story about Bullying.

cassie cassowary swamp gum tales by angie williams australian children's story Cassie Cassowary
Cassie Cassowary likes to be included. There was a time when Cassie wanted so much to be a part of a group; she forgot to just be herself. You can find out more by reading ‘Do It Cassie’, a story about Peer Pressure.

kim koala swamp gum tales by angela williams australian children's storiesKim Koala
Kim Koala loves to climb, she really is very good!. She is fairly quiet and very friendly and honest. However, there was one time when she found herself with quite a problem.


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mrs roo swamp gum tales by angela williams australian children's stories Mrs. Roo
Mrs. Roo is the Swamp Gum School teacher. She loves all her students and they love her. You can see how much they care by reading ‘The Birthday Surprise’.

julie jabiru swamp gum tales by angela williams australian children's stories Julie Jabiru
Julie Jabiru is the local police officer. She takes care of the residents of Swamp Gum and keeps them safe. Normally she doesn’t have to do too much as all the inhabitants of Swamp Gum are very honest and caring…. But there was one time……

I hope you take time to read their stories! They learn a lot from each other – maybe you can learn along with them?