Great Aussie Stories for Great Aussie Kids

Parmesan, the Reluctant Racehorse

Available now at all good bookstores, online, or through Little Pink Dog Books.

Parmesan, the racehorse, thinks he’s a dog. Instead of training with other horses, he’s off with his doggy friends doing doggy things. Will he still be ready to run in the Spring Carnival?

A humorous light-hearted tale that celebrates the joy of being yourself and running your own race.

Jacqui Halpin – Children’s Author

Jacqui Halpin grew up in Brisbane, Australia, and still lives there with her husband, one of her three adult children and an anti-social cat called Loki.

Her passion for children’s literature started when reading bedtime stories to her children. They outgrew their childhood books but Jacqui never did. In fact, she was determined to write her own.

Jacqui writes junior fiction, picture books, and short stories (for adults and children). Her first picture book, Parmesan, the Reluctant Racehorse, illustrated by John Phillips, was published in October 2017 by Little Pink Dog Books. Her next picture, Where’s Lucky?, will be illustrated by Sandra Severgnini and published by Little Pink Dog Books in 2019. 

Jacqui has also co-written her father’s memoir A Long Way from Misery as she believes it’s important to record the experiences and tales of Australia’s older generations before they are lost. And because he had a story worth telling!

She has combined her love of children’s books and her desire to preserve Australia’s social history, and is currently writing a series of historical boys’ own adventure stories inspired by her father’s childhood escapades on a farm called Misery.

Jacqui loves to engage children in her storytime sessions, and has a love of Australian social history which she longs to share with younger generations. To make a booking for Jacqui to visit your school, kindy, or library, please contact Greenleaf Press Talent Team.

  • A rainy start but a warm welcome from Kidzco athellip
  • Back to my outdoor desk now that its safe tohellip
  • Delighted the Childrens Book Council of Australia have reviewed Parmesanhellip
  • Homemade matchstick to keep me going while I write thishellip

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