Tags: Allen and Unwin, Leigh Hobbs, Melbourne, Readings Bookshop, Storm Whale, Tasmania
I’m SO excited to introduce you to my beautiful new book Storm Whale, published by Allen and Unwin in Melbourne, and gloriously illustrated by the remarkable, wonderful, prize-winning Australian artist Jane Tanner! It’s very different to my beloved Chinese Calendar Tales, but I think you’re going to love it too! It’s the story of 3 little girls who find a whale stranded on a beach, and try to save it, and what happens afterwards. I was inspired to write it by memories of my childhood holidays at the beach in Tasmania, where the summers were often wet and windy, and sometimes we be heartbroken to find beached whales on the shore.
Here is a picture of our new book, held by Australia’s Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, my lovely new friend http://www.leighhobbs.com/. He tracked it down to a special exhibit of Australian books at the famous annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which took place this week, and very kindly sent me this photo!
Storm Whale is officially being launched at Readings Bookshop, in Lygon Street, Melbourne on the 1st June! I’ll be there, and Jane Tanner, and my lovely agent Julie Watts, and of course Erica Wagner, Head of Children’s Books at Allen & Unwin and her wonderful team. So if you are going to be in Melbourne too, it would be fantastic to see you there! I’ll be posting the official invitation soon with all the details!
Tags: The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, The Year of the Rooster
Thank you so much Arti Mirchandani at Bookazine for this fun video taken at the launch on Saturday – Rickshaw Rooster’s crowing was TOTALLY surpassed by some very enthusiastic little chickens!!
Tags: Chinese Calendar Tales, Chinese New Year, Chinese Zodiac, The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, The Year of the Rooster
A big Cockadoodle Doo from Rickshaw Rooster, and huge thanks from me and Harry Harrison, to all our lovely fans who attended the Hong Kong launch of our latest Chinese Calendar Tale, The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, on Saturday! There were over 30 kids, plus their lovely mums and dads, and we all had a lot of fun crowing our heads off, as well as supporting the national teams in that Race along the Bund in the story! Many thanks to Arti and Shonee Mirchandani, Clemence and all the team at Bookazine for another funny and fabulous Book Launch, as well as for these terrific photos!
Tags: Bookazine, Books about China for kids, Funny and Fabulous Book Launch, Great children's books about Chinese culture, The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, The Year of the Rooster, Young Post
Many thanks to my friends at my favourite Hong Kong young people’s magazine Young Post for this timely reminder to come to Rickshaw Rooster’s funny and fabulous launch party on this Saturday, 2pm, Bookazine, 3rd Floor Princes Building, Central! But remember to RSVP as places are limited! Phone 2522 1785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: English language books for kids, Funny and Fabulous Book Launch, The Year of the Rooster
And here’s your brand new invitation!
It’s going to be Funny and Fabulous and Harry and I can’t wait to see you there! Don’t forget to RSVP to Bookazine on phone number 2522 1785 OR at email@example.com!
Tags: Bookazine Princes Building, The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster, The Year of the Rooster
If you’re as excited as I am to get rid of that mischievous Monkey and start a brand new, fabulous Year of the Rooster, then what better way to celebrate than to come to the Hong Kong Launch of my latest book, illustrated by Harry Harrison – The Tale of Rickshaw Rooster! It’s a hilariously funny story about a noisy, cocky but very loyal Rooster who dares to take on all the foreign very-important-people at Shanghai’s Annual Race! You’re going to love it! See your official invitation below. Don’t forget to RSVP with Bookazine on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 2522-1785 or register on Face Book at https://www.facebook.com/events/1844568015815956/ as numbers are limited…
See you there with your finest feathers on!
Tags: Chinese Calendar Tales, Chinese New Year, Chinese Zodiac, Room to Read, The Tale of Ming Kee Monkey
A big THANK YOU to Arti and Shonee Mirchandani and all the wonderful staff at Bookazine, Princes Building, for a fabulous launch today! Harry and I had a fabulous morning meeting our fans, with a story reading of The Tale of Ming Kee Monkey, a challenging quiz (where the kids did REALLY well) and a fun book-signing. And Jodi Mullen from Room to Read gave us much food for thought in her wonderful opening speech about my favourite charity, which gives such incredible support to literacy and girls’ education in Third World countries. Thanks to everyone who came for such a warm welcome for Ming Kee Monkey in Hong Kong!
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