Storm Boy

Storm Boy Storybook Walk  

Storm Boy by Colin Thiele Written by Colin Thiele. Published by New Holland Publishers Pty Ltd.

Artwork created by Andrew Stock, 2007.

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Storm Boy saves an injured young pelican among the teeming birdlife of the Coorong. From that moment on, Storm Boy and Mr Percival the pelican are inseparable friends and spend their days exploring the landscape.

"Wherever Storm Boy went, Mr Percival followed.  If he collected shells along the beach, Mr Percival went with him, either waddling importantly at his heels or flying slowly above him in wide circles."

Andrew Stock - artist Meet the artist: Andrew Stock

Andrew Stock is a public artist and a sculptor and has a strong interest in social engagement with art. His studies include Fine Arts, Sociology, Psychology and Social Administration and he is completing his Masters in Sustainable Design.

Andrew Stock imagined Storybook Walk in the early 2000’s when he was asked to provide an artist response to the then, vacant section within Thalassa Park. Inspired by the natural landscape and the popular South Australian Writers Festival, Andrew visualised a children’s sculptural walk. This concept was readily accepted by council, especially as the park’s original owner, Mrs Margaret Cutten and Mrs Ann Burton, were very supportive of literature.

Andrew is delighted that Storybook Walk has continued on since its inception in 2007.