1987, 27 Minutes
In this program, one of Australia's most prolific and popular authors, Robin Klein, discusses the way she collects ideas. Scenes from one of her most successful books, Penny Pollard's Diary, are interspersed with Robin describing her craft as a writer. We see the creation of her highly amusing character, Penny Pollard, as well as the development of the story in written form.
This program is a valuable resource for teachers to help encourage children to develop an early love and appreciation of books and literature. It can be used to focus on Robin Klein the author or, more broadly, on writing processes.
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Director: David Haythornthwaite
Running Time: 27 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification