The townsfolk felt their lives quite dreary,
The drudgery really made them weary.
It was all quite miserable and eerie!
“What’s life all about?” the people did query.
Billy Makepeacenmore strode into town.
He was neither a magician nor a clown!
So who was he and what did he do
to change the lives of that monotonous crew?
Katherine Doyle holds a PhD in Science Literacy and a Masters in Education (by research) focussing on Mathematics Literacy. She has extensive experience as an educator in early childhood, primary, and special education settings. Katherine has extensive experience as a lecturer in English curriculum and literacy at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland. Currently, she writes with the Science-Art Research Centre, Australia. As well, she is writing and illustrating a range of children’s stories and poetry.