Mem Fox (Where is the Green Sheep? and I’m Australian Too) will launch her new book illustrated by Freya Blackwood, The Tiny Star in Brisbane in a very special event at State Library of Queensland with Trent Dalton (Boy Swallows Universe).
Mem Fox has written over 38 books for adults and children including Possum Magic, which has sold over three million copies and is the bestselling picture book ever in Australia. Her books include Where is the Green Sheep?, Time for Bed, I’m Australian Too, A Giraffe in the Bath, and, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, which was chosen as the official gift to Prince George from Australia upon his birth in 2013. The Tiny Star, Mem’s latest book, is a touching story about the journey of life.
Trent Dalton is the multi-award winning author of the much-loved national bestseller and critically acclaimed, Boy Swallows Universe. He is a staff writer for The Weekend Australian Magazine and a former assistant editor of The Courier-Mail.
In an event for teachers, teacher-librarians, parents and carers, these two award-winning writers will discuss fostering a love of reading between carer and child, sharing stories across generations, inspiration, life, and why writers must write.
The Library Shop will have The Tiny Star available for purchase at the event, and you are invited to meet Mem and Trent post-event to have your book signed.
MAKE A NIGHT OF IT
Come early and enjoy hot snacks, cold beer and wine at the Library Café Bar before the show.
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Full $37Concession* $32Group 6+ $32Full + book The Tiny Star $59.50Concession + book The Tiny Star * $54.50
*Concession is available for Pensioners, Seniors and Full-Time Students
Wednesday 30 October 2019, 7pm
SLQ Auditorium 1State Library of QueenslandStanley Place, South Bank
75 mins (includes 15 min Q&A session)
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