The Messenger Bird

The Messenger Bird

'The Messenger Bird' is a young adult novel set in rural South Australia. Also available as an ebook. Published by Queensland of University Press 2012


The Messenger Bird listed on The Big Book Club

Check out The Messenger Bird on The big Book Club and win a copy.

The Messenger Bird listed on The Big Book Club

The Messenger Bird wins a 2013 Holyer an Gof award

'The Messenger Bird' wins a 2013 Holyer an Gof award for children's and young adult literature in Cornwall.

The Messenger Bird wins a  2013 Holyer an Gof award

A Visual Walk through 'The Messenger Bird'

I share here some images that helped inspire 'The Messenger Bird'. The story began with a piece of music called 'The Maiden's Prayer'.

A Visual Walk through 'The Messenger Bird'

Launch of The Messenger Bird

See pics of the launch at the University of Adelaide in March.

Launch of The Messenger Bird

Media Release

The Messenger Bird is a haunting and gothic young adult story set in rural Australia...

Media Release

Nathaniel's Waltz

Celtic Fiddler Jeri Foreman wrote a tune for Nathaniel after reading the book, 'The Messenger Bird'. It is called Nathaniel's Waltz. Hear it here.

Nathaniel's Waltz

New Release

The new young adult novel The Messenger Bird will be released at the beginning of March by UQP (University of Queensland Press). Set near Kapunda in rural South Australia.

New  Release

Review from Dr Philip Payton

I want to congratulate you on a first-class 'read' - it has to be your best yet!

Review from Dr Philip Payton

Reviews and Readers Comments

Read what reviewes and readers say about The Messenger Bird

Reviews and Readers Comments

Teacher Notes from UQP

See Teacher Notes on The Messenger Bird by Christina Wheeler

Teacher Notes from UQP

Ten things I loved about The Messenger Bird by Vikki Wakefield

This is the beautiful speech from Vikki Wakefield which she gave at the literary event in the Soldier's Memorial Hall in Kapunda, South Australia, on Sunday 22 May 2012.

Ten things I loved about The Messenger Bird by Vikki Wakefield

The Teller of Tales

The Teller of Tales, a creative response to reading 'The Messenger Bird', by Janet Fletcher.

The Teller of Tales