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Tales Short and Tall with Grant Hyde – Vacation Care

Tales Short and Tall incursions will give kids an insight into the incredible evolution of the written word.

Let Shakespeare himself oversee the children’s journey back in time using ink, quills, and parchment.  He will put the kids on the road to formulating a “mind map” and their first novel.


  • Students will watch a fun, informative PowerPoint presentation on the evolution of mankind’s greatest achievement, the written word
  • Listen to exciting passages from Grant’s novels as the students are asked to develop their own writing skills
  • Look at exciting props such as shark & crocodile jaws, Neanderthal, and animal skulls and how they can use those to spark their own “Tales Short & Tall”
  • Use beautiful quills, fountain pens, ink, and parchment to create their own masterpieces
  • Learn how their own writing can be inspired by history, their experiences and from the tales of their cherished elders

What's Included?

  • A 90 minute ‘in-school’ experience where students will bring back to life the skills of writing with quills and parchment
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

Facilitator Profile

Grant Hyde, a published author of several historical fiction novels, runs “Tales Short & Tall” Incursions.

In 1989, age twenty Grant was graded with the NRL’s Eastern Suburbs Roosters (Sydney Roosters).

Being a keen student of history, especially of Australia and the Pacific, Grant moved to the Kingdom of Tonga for six months where he discovered his calling. It was his interest in human history and his love of the Polynesian people that brought him to complete his first novel, set in Tonga, “Lords of the Pacific” in 2008.

In 2009 he was awarded ‘Best New Talent’ at the annual Sassy Writers Awards for ‘Lords of the Pacific’. The stand-alone sequel, ‘Islands of Gold’ was released in January 2011 to excellent reviews, the Melbourne Age giving it ‘Pick of the Week’ in the A2 lift out.

Grant has now completed his third historical fiction, ‘Daniel’s Destiny’ . Grant has set this latest tale in early Sydney Town, in the year 1806 and throughout the extensive research for this latest effort he has developed a desire to share his knowledge with all who wish to learn.

Delivered with good humour and a story teller’s skill, Grant will bring history to life with Tales Short and Tall.

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