Portrait of Elise Hurst

Elise Hurst

Elise Hurst has written five children’s books and illustrated over fifty.

Some of her picture books (which she also wrote) are The Elephants' Big Day Out, A Dream of Bunyips Dancing and The Night Garden, which was shortlisted for the CBCA’s Book of the Year: Early Childhood award in 2008.

As well as being an illustrator, Elise has a career in fine art and is an occasional lecturer at RMIT. She and her husband live in Melbourne.