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Alan Horsfield (1939-) Biography - Career, Sidelights - Personal, Member, Writings

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(David Alan, a pseudonym)

Born 1939, in Sydney, Australia; Education: Bathurst Teachers' College, teaching certificate, 1959; University of New England, B.A., 1969; Deakin University, B.Ed., 1987; University of New South Wales, M.Ed., 1989. Hobbies and other interests: Theatre, travel, reading, jogging, walking, environmental issues, swimming, jazz, wine festivals.

Australian Society of Authors, Children's Book Council, New South Wales Writers Centre.

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Year 4 Selective Schools Scholarship English, Book 1, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1996.

Year 6 Selective Schools Scholarship English, Book 2, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1996.

Selective Schools Maths Tests Year 6, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1997.

Rusting, Rotting, and Reactive, Thomson Nelson Science Infotexts (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1997.

Public Sector Recruitment Tests, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Comprehension Skills Year 3, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Comprehension Skills Year 4, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Alan Horsfield

Comprehension Skills Year 5, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Comprehension Skills Year 6, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Year 4 Placement Test Practice Numeracy, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Year 4 Placement Test Practice Literacy, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

English Literacy Skills Year 2, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1999.

Comprehension Skills Year 7, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1999.

Narrative Writing for Students, two volumes, Pascal Press (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 2004.

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The Rats of Wolfe Island, Lothian (Sydney, Australia), 2002.

Dr awkwarD, Macmillan (Sydney, Australia), 2002.

Great Hair Robbery, Lothian (Sydney, Australia), 2003.

Cadaver Dog, Lothian (Sydney, Australia), 2004.

NO Signs (picture book), Peranga Post Press (Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia), 2004.

Contributor of short stories to collections, including "So Much for Aliens," Thomas Nelson Buzz Words, Series 1 (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1996, "The Big Race," Thomas Nelson Buzz Words, Series 2 (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1997; "The Ghost Writer," Crackers, Macmillan Educational (Sydney, Australia), 1997; "Lemming Run," Then and Now, Wannabee Publishing (California Gully, Victoria, Australia), 1997; "Monopillar," BlitzIt, Thomas Nelson Educational (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1997; "Bubble Buster," Sparklers, Blake Education (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 1998; "The Aitutaki Phantom," Nelson ITP (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1999; "My Sad Skeleton," Galaxy Kids, 2002; "The Strange Story of Elmer Floyd," Just Kids, Longman Pearson (Sydney, Australia), 2002; "Daily Bread," Gigglers, Blake Education (Glebe, New South Wales, Australia), 2002; "Dream On, Brian," Dreams, Ginninderra Press (Charnwood, Australia), 2002; "The Brahmin and the Ungrateful Tiger," Nelson ITP (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 2003.

WITH WIFE, ELAINE HORSFIELD; UNDER PSEUDONYMS DAVID ALAN AND PATRICIA ANN TURNER

Primary Basic Skills Numeracy Practice Year 3, Nightingale Press (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Primary Basic Skills Numeracy Practice Year 5, Nightingale Press (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Primary Basic Skills Literacy Practice, Year 3, Nightingale Press (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Primary Basic Skills Literacy Practice, Year 5, Nightingale Press (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Primary Basic Skills Numeracy Practice, Year 2, Nightingale Press (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 1998.

Secondary Basic Skills Literacy Practice Year 7, Nightingale Press (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 2000.

Primary Basic Skills Literacy Practice Year 6, Nightingale Press (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 2001.

Primary Basic Skills Numeracy Practice Year 6, Nightingale Press (Victoria, New South Wales, Australia), 2001.

Contributor of articles to magazines and newspapers, including Magpies and Australian Multicultural Book Review.

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