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Welcome to the Tall Forest, a land of twisted fairytales, fractured folklore and absurd allegory. Author Shaun Micallef invites you into his treasure trove of funny and creepy tales first shared with his own children when they were young. While these characters – and the pickles they find themselves in – may seem familiar, stick around a little while and you might begin to notice one or two curious things have changed...

This event is hosted by author, illustrator, literacy ambassador and professional mischief-maker Mick Elliott. 

Recommended for ages seven and up.

Shaun Micallef (Australian)

Shaun Micallef

Shaun Micallef is a comedian, writer, actor, producer, author and former child. He is usually found on TV in shows such as Thank God You’re HereTalkin’ 'Bout Your Generation and Mad as Hell. He has authored two books for children, Tales From A Tall Forest and Happily Ever Afterwards, and three books for adults: Smithereens, Preincarnate and The President’s Desk.

Mick Elliott (Australian)

Mick Elliott

Mick Elliott is an author, illustrator, literacy ambassador and professional mischief-maker. His debut trilogy, The Turners, was nominated for an Aurealis Award and his illustrated middle-grade series, Squidge Dibley, has been sold in six international territories. Mick has contributed stories and illustrations to many bestselling anthologies. His first picture book series will be released late 2023 by Walker Books. Mick has written and produced acclaimed children’s programs for Nickelodeon, the Sesame Workshop, Channel TEN and the ABC. He lives in Sydney with his family and their cavoodle named Gypsy.