Sheryl Gwyther

I write novels, chapter books, school plays and short stories for young readers and the young at heart … stories that won’t let you go until the very last page.
And yes, I’m an Aussie banana-bender.



Sweet Adversity

An historical adventure for 10-14 year olds

In Australia’s Great Depression, two Shakespearean actors are forced to leave their daughter, Adversity at the Emu Swamp Children’s Home. When it appears they’ve drowned in a flood, Addie is left in the villainous hands of Matron Maddock. Together with Macbeth, her Shakespeare-quoting cockatiel, the feisty runaway embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.

HarperCollins Publishers AU
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Sweet Adversity is a rip-roaring, feel-good, grab-the-nearest-redhead-and-pinch-their-gorgeous-cheeks read…”

Alison Stegert. GoodReads

Sweet Adversity is a champion for Shakespeare and theatre … a wonderful and accessible introduction to Shakespeare for young readers ….”

Madison’s Library. GoodReads

“an uplifting story of perseverance; resonating sass and staunchness in times of adversity whilst triumphing a slice of Australian history that made me want to drum the floorboards with acclamation. Bravo!”

Dimity Powell. GoodReads

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