Over the years, since Refugee Wolf was published in 2013, people have asked what are the underlying messages of the story through its many symbols and the use of allegory. While the story’s inspiration was The Three Little Pigs, the underlying meaning of Refugee Wolf has now been fleshed out in a glossary in the special education edition (2017).


It is designed for teachers to help them understand and teach the story to students. I am hoping that teachers will soon be able to teach the story in their classrooms.

There are also discussion questions, as pictured here.


Here is the cover designed by XOUM publishers. Thanks to Rod Morrison, John McDonald and Roy Chen at team XOUM. You are all wonderful. Thanks also to Helen Richardson, my editor. Thank you all for your tremendous support of Refugee Wolf over the years. I couldn’t have come this far without you! Here is the cover with a touch of pink.


2016 Patrick White literary prize winner Carmel Bird  (Red Shoes, Family Skeleton) has endorsed the book saying: “A powerful, engaging, accessible exposition of the issue of Australia and refugees. Also very funny.”


Please buy your hard copy of the book from Amazon, here.

I hope to see you at the 2018 annual Australian Fairy Tale Society conference on Sunday 10 June at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens. See here for details. I will be signing and selling books at a stall.



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