Are We There Yet? Alison Lester, beloved author, is here to answer your child's questions

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Her books, including My Farm, Imagine, and Magic Beach, are adored by younger readers. Now she’s answering their questions – send them in by Monday 6 July

Author and illustrator Alison Lester holds her classic children's picture book Magic Beach.
Ask a children's author: writer and illustrator Alison Lester wants to hear your questions – video

Last modified on Thu 2 Jul 2020 18.41 EDT

In Australia’s series, Ask A Children’s Author, writers open themselves up to questions from their young readers – about their books, about their characters, about anything at all, really.

First up was Andy Griffiths – the author of the Bad Book series, the Bum series and, of course, the number one bestselling 13-Storey Treehouse series – who answered all manner of questions about writing, about his next book, and about whether or not his bum has ever come off.

Then we had Garth Nix, whose bestselling books, including the Old Kingdom, Seventh Tower and Keys to the Kingdom series, are read by fantasy enthusiasts of all ages. He talked about queer representation, perfectionism and his writing tips – and answered some very curly questions too.

Now we have Alison Lester, who has been delighting younger readers – and their parents – for more than 30 years with her beautiful illustrated children’s picture books including My Farm, Imagine, and Magic Beach, as well as her board books and young adult novels.

If your child loves her stories, her illustrations, or both, and would like to ask her a question, please post it in the comments along with their first name, age and city.

Or you can film them asking the question and email the video to with the subject heading “Alison Lester”.

The question might make it into the video we publish with all her answers – so long as you send it before Monday 6 July.

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