Tristan Bancks tells stories for the page and screen. His books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and the Tom Weekly series. Two Wolves won Honour Book in the 2015 Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The Fall was a CBCA Notable Book and shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Tristan is a writer-ambassador for literacy charity Room to Read. He is currently working with producers to develop several of his books for the screen. He’s excited by the future of storytelling and inspiring others to create.
Age: 10-14 years
Writing focus: Narrative, Detention, Morality, Migration
Tristan Bancks has shared one chapter of his book, ‘Detention’ for students to explore, analyse and create their own story in response. The program examines detention, migration, family dynamics, and morality and builds vocabulary and language features for writing a narrative. Students will explore the consequences of decisions, how this can affect character motivation and behaviour and then create their own co-authored book.
Age: 10-14 years
Writing focus: Narrative, Morality
Tristan Bancks has shared one chapter of his book, ‘Two Wolves’ for students to explore, analyse and create their own suspense story in response. The program examines family dynamics, consequences, and morality and builds vocabulary and language features for writing a narrative. Students will assess aspects of characterisation to develop their own characters and then create their own co-authored book.
Ages: 7-10 & 9-12 years
Writing focus: Narrative, Humour, Growing Up, School Life
Tom Weekly is a funny, inventive, and imaginative character who seems to get himself into all sorts of troublesome adventures. Students will explore narrative writing techniques and visual literacy, as they create difficult dilemmas and entertaining resolutions for the characters in the story. Join Tristan Bancks in writing a co-authored book that adds another episode to the trials and tribulations of Tom Weekly!
For Students and Teachers:
- One printed 12-page A5 book per student
- Videos from author
- The story starter
- Writing program, linked to the curriculum
- Reference to quality text and research
- A digital book per student for life
Price per student licence:
- 1 – 99 = $19.80
- 100 – 499 = $17.60
- 500 or more = $16.50
Every digital book can also create digital classroom libraries and bookclubs for parents to enjoy.