Sat, 17 Aug | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Laura Bloom on Mika & Max - in conversation with Jaclyn Moriarty

Join us to celebrate the launch of Laura Bloom's middle grade novel, 'Mika & Max'. Laura will be in-conversation with the bestselling children’s author, Jaclyn Moriarty.
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Laura Bloom on Mika & Max - in conversation with Jaclyn Moriarty

Time & Location

17 Aug 2019, 3:00 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Join us to celebrate the launch of Laura Bloom's middle grade novel, Mika & Max. Laura will be in-conversation with the bestselling children’s author, Jaclyn Moriarty.  

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About the Book

When 13-year-old Mika is forced to attend a music festival with her family, she resigns herself to hippies, heat, and embarrassment. But nothing could prepare her for Max, who’s almost 10 and has autism. When the two of them join forces, a series of unexpected and life changing events unfolds.

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Mika & Max is a gripping and unusual novel for readers 10+, about a girl, who meets a boy, who changes everything. 

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"I wanted to tell a story where the autistic character has as much agency, personality, and charm, as anyone else in the story, because that’s been my experience with my son, Leo, who has autism and is non verbal.” - Laura Bloom 

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"Mika and Max are two of my favourite new characters in fiction, and their friendship is vivid and real. Told with an exquisitely light touch and a profound sensitivity, this is a lovely, riveting, important story – often heart-warming, sometimes heart-stopping – about family, friendship, growing up, taking risks and finding ourselves through connections." – Jaclyn Moriarty.

About the Author

Laura Bloom is the author of a number of novels for children and adults, including Augustine’s Lunch, which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Awards and shortlisted for the Young Australian Readers’ Awards, and In the Mood, which was shortlisted for the ABC Fiction Awards, and was a bestseller in France. Her horse-series for children, Dream Riders, is also being published by Walker Books Australia.

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About Jaclyn Moriarty 

Jaclyn Moriarty is the best-selling and award-winning author of novels for young adults and adults, including The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

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