Trussell-Cullen, Alan

Trussell-Cullen, Alan

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residence
Auckland

In Brief

Alan Trussell-Cullen is a prolific children’s book author, and his writing often has an educational focus. He has written several series, including his popular Factivity series that combines literacy learning with the world of factual information. Trussell-Cullen’s books are published in New Zealand as well as in the United States, and in addition to books, he has also written for radio, television, and the stage. Alan Trussell-Cullen is part of the New Zealand Book Council’s Writers in Schools programme.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Trussell-Cullen, Alan (1941-) writes children’s books with an educational focus.

Trussell-Cullen was born in Papakura. He spent his childhood in Ohura, Te Aroha, Ohaupo and Mount Maunganui before settling in Auckland. He attended Auckland University and then went on to work as a teacher.

Trussell-Cullen left teaching in 1998 when he began to write full-time. He is a prolific writer who has published over 120 books, including his new and innovative series of 72 books called Factivity – a series that combines literacy learning with the world of factual information.

Trussell-Cullen has published 15 titles in the Carousel series. He has written Teacher’s Guides to Traditional Tales and Aesops Fables. A complete list of his publications is available at www.learningconnections.co.nz.

Trussell-Cullen’s books are published in New Zealand as well as in the United States. In addition to books, Trussell-Cullen has also written for the radio, television and the stage.

He is part of the New Zealand Book Council’s Writers in Schools programme.

Poisonous Stuff (Picture Puffin, 2008) is an informative guide on what to do when stung, bitten or your children drink something they shouldn't have!

Smelly Stuff (Picture Puffin, 2008) is 'packed with whiffy facts.'

Updated January 2017.