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Avril Van der Merwe

Age: 60


  • Childrens
  • Article Writing
  • Fiction
  • Author
  • Adults
  • Books


Originally from South Africa, I write children's picture books centered on African wildlife, published by Penguin Random House. These books are highly entertaining, full of humor and also carry messages of kindness and affirmation. Current titles are How Cheetah Got His Tears; Once Upon a Rhinoceros; and I Don't Want To Be a Hyena. A former Kindergarten and High School English teacher, I am passionate about literacy. I also write short fiction and inspirational non-fiction, facilitate creativity workshops, and am a public speaker.

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