In the Beech Forest

In the Beech Forest

By Gary Crew

Illustrated by Den Scheer


In the Beech Forest is a story from long ago, from now and from the future.

An ordinary boy takes a path leading him from the safety of his home into a dark forest. His head is full of the fearful images of his computer games that so excite, yet terrify him; battles between heroes and dreadful beasts that may haunt this primal landscape.
What will become of him on this journey? Will he survive? Will he defeat his fears? Will he emerge, still an ordinary boy?

Become his companion. Take the journey . . .

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ISBN: 9781921665578
Publication date: May 2012
Extent: 32 pages
Format: 280 x 234 portrait hardcover
Price: AUD$29.95
Category: Picture Book
Age guide: 10+

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About the Author

Gary Crew is an award-winning author of many books for young adults and children. He has won four Children’s Book Council of Australia awards, The Royal Zoological Society of NSW Whitley Award and The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children’s Literature.

About the Illustrator



Den L. Scheer grew up on an isolated farm near Grass Patch, WA, before moving to Northam when 8 years old. Graduating from St Hildas ASG in 2010, she now studies Fine Art at Curtin University. Her works of writing have been published since 2008, and from 2008-2010 she has won several Young Australian Artist of the Year Awards. He debut picture book In the Beech Forest (Gary Crew) was released in May 2012.

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