Adrian Beck talks Paul Jennings/Unreal - KidLit Classics podcast Season 2, Episode 9
About this episode’s KidLit Classic:
Paul Jennings is one of Australia's most loved children's authors, and has inspired a whole new generation of Aussie kidlit writers. His funny, wacky and heartfelt short stories have been making us laugh and cry for years.
In this episode Adrian Beck discusses how Paul Jennings and the Un-series got him and a whole generation of kids into reading, Paul's lasting legacy on Aussie kidlit, why his stories work so well, and the enormous success of television show Round the Twist. As always, we finish with a dramatic reading.
About this week’s guest, Adrian Beck:
Before he was a children's author, Adrian Beck worked as a television producer on such shows as the Logie Awards and Kids WB. He is now a sought after kidlit presenter and program host, alongside his writing career.
Connect with Adrian Beck on Instagram: @adrianbeckbooks / Website: adrianbeck.com.au
Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website www.samanthaellenbound.com
Mentioned in podcast:
Total Quack-Up! Buy here
Adrian's interview with Paul Jennings for Better Reading Kids here (it's beautiful)
Oliver Phommavanh website
Nat Amoore website
Tim Harris website
Paul Jennings website
Buy Unreal/Paul Jennings books here
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Opening and Outro music:
‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’ Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.
‘kids crowd theatre’ by TRP. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
‘pan films_tiptoe’ by rhavinga. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
‘funny sound effect’ by ShidenBeatsMusic. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
Running on path through forest’ by TRP. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
‘creek’ by imagia tv. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
‘dive’ by Bruno.auzet. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.