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Sat, 18 Mar


Better Read Than Dead

Emma's Freckles Story Time Book Launch

Join Sarah Wallace and Susanne Gervay for talk, story time and children's activities as the celebrate the release of Emma's Freckles.

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Emma's Freckles Story Time Book Launch
Emma's Freckles Story Time Book Launch

Time & Location

18 Mar 2023, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

Emma has thousands of freckles, but sometimes she wishes she didn’t. Grandma has a special story from long ago to share with Emma. A story about a beautiful island with a mist that dances off the ocean and stars that speak to you from faraway places. Emma is amazed to learn that freckles can be more special than she could ever imagine. A magical story of self-acceptance based on the Gaelic myth of how people got their freckles.

Sarah Wallace is a Canberra based author and book enthusiast with a passion for the power of words. Sarah is on the ACT Committee of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and spent several years as a children’s’ book reviewer for Kids’ Book Review. She works in government education policy, has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and postgraduate qualifications in early childhood education. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys reading, walking, gardening and spending time with her three children and budgie, Minty. Emma’s Freckles is Sarah’s first picture book, and a second will follow in 2024.

Susanne Gervay's acclaimed books are widely endorsed by the Cancer Council NSW, Variety and The Children's Hospital Westmead. She is an ambassador for Room to Read, bringing education to the children of the developing world; a role model for Books in Homes, taking books to disadvantaged and indigenous children in Australia; and a literacy ambassador for many campaigns. Susanne is also Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), promoting the community of writers and illustrators in Australia and internationally.

She has been awarded the Lifetime Social Justice Literature Award by the International Literacy Association, an Order of Australia, and was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.


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