And another story competition for all you writers out there!

February 3, 2021 at 10:04 pm | Posted in Kids4Kids HK, Writing competitions for kids | Leave a comment
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As you know, I’m a great fan of Kids4Kids and their amazing work in the community creating leaders and change-makers among young people! So I’m very excited to let you know about their annual fabulous writing competition for primary school kids!

It’s open to all primary school students attending school in Hong Kong, and stories may be submitted in English, Chinese, or both, along with illustrations.  All of the submitted stories will be published on their website, and if your story is one of the ten most outstanding, you’ll be published in their annual volume! Take a look at the stories submitted last year here!

But you must get your entry in by the 28th February! So click on this link right away to register and find out more details! Best of luck!

A Story Reading to start your week!

November 16, 2020 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Story Readings | Leave a comment
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A big thank you to Pauline Wong at Asia Society Hong Kong for sending me this link to the very first session of the Young Adventurer’s Book Club, a fantastic joint initiative from Kids4Kids and Asia Society HK, which we recorded back in June! Click on it to hear me reading Storm Whale, my multi-award listed story illustrated by celebrated Australian artist Jane Tanner and published by Allen & Unwin, inspired by my childhood summer holidays in Tasmania. You can see Jane Tanner‘s beautiful pictures as I read. You can also see me chatting with Fontaine Gibb from Kids4Kids all about summer holidays in Hong Kong, and even more interestingly, about the extraordinary sperm whale which features in my story!

Did you know that sperm whales:

  • make the loudest sound of all animals on the planet?
  • can dive 3km in search of food?
  • have their blowholes on the side of their heads?

Listen to our fun session to find out more fascinating facts about these giants of the deep! And next week I’ll be posting the link to another fun session with the Young Adventurer’s Book Club recorded earlier this year, when I read my book The Tale of Pin Yin Panda!

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