Author(s): Gary Crew
'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?
Dr Gary Crew, author, has won the Australian Children's Book of the Year four times. Gary has published over forty novels and illustrated books and is Associate Professor, Creative Writing, at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Den Scheer grew up on an isolated farm in Western Australia. There wasn't much in the way of TV or gaming so she kept herself amused by reading, writing and drawing. At eighteen, she has won many awards for her illustrations, including the Young Australian Art Award and the Australian Scholarship Group Art Award.