Tui Allen is a children’s author whose stories often have an outdoor theme, inspired by her love of sports like ocean sailing and mountain biking. Her first book, Captain Clancy and the Flying Clothesline, tells the story of a city clothesline waiting for a windy day to escape its urban existence. Her work has appeared in the School Journal.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allen, Tui (Simpson, Tui) (1952 - ) is an author of children's books whose stories often have an outdoor theme, inspired by her love of sports like ocean sailing and mountain biking.
Captain Clancy and the Flying Clothesline (1987), Allen's first book, tells the story of a city clothesline which waits for a windy day to escape its urban existence. In the New Zealand Herald, Betty Gilderdale writes that Tui Allen 'authoritatively commands phrases such as "Slacken fore-jerseys!", "Haul in the starboard apron!" or "Tighten headwires and reset the port dresses!".'
Other titles by Tui Allen are The Well Fed Bear (1998), Tim's T-Shirts (1998), What's Around the Corner? (1989). A poem, 'Tumbler Dolphin', and several stories have appeared in the School Journal.
Allen's novel Ripple (2011) is about dolphins and it is published under her imprint Tuiscope. Ripple is the story of how one young female dolphin was inspired by love to an achievement that changed the universe. Please follow the link listed under Media Links and Clips below to purchase Ripple.
Ripple was translated into the Czech language in 2014 and published in the Czech Republic.
MEDIA LINKS AND CLIPS
- Tui Allen's website
Updated February 2017.