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Sat, 08 Oct


Better Read Than Dead

Story Time with Libby Gleeson

Join us for story time and a conversation with Libby Gleeson and Professor Robyn Ewing, as they celebrate the release of Charlie's Whale.

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Story Time with Libby Gleeson
Story Time with Libby Gleeson

Time & Location

08 Oct 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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


About The Event

Charlie loves whales. Minke whales, orcas, beluga whales and humpbacks, sperm whales and right whales, and especially the great blue whale. Little readers will delight in Charlie's obsession with, and the illustrations of, these majestic giants of the sea from one of Australia's most loved and awarded writers for children.

Charlie loves the sea.

He loves the seashells and the seahorses, the sharks and the stingrays, the crabs and the crayfish.

He loves the gentle waves that creep up onto the sand and tickle his toes.

He loves the huge wild waves that crash onto the sand and make the beach tremble.

But most of all he loves the whales.

About Libby

Libby Gleeson AM has published over 30 popular, highly acclaimed books for children and teenagers, been shortlisted for 13 CBCA Awards, and won three. Libby has been a teacher and lecturer and contributes regularly to national conferences. She chaired the Australian Society of Authors from 1999-2001, and in 2007 was awarded membership to the Order of Australia. She won the 2011 Dromkeen Medal, awarded for contributions to children's literature.

Her books have been shortlisted numerous times for the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards and Libby has won several times with Hannah Plus One (Fiction for Young Readers Book of the Year 1997), An Ordinary Day (Picture Book of the Year 2002) and Amy and Louis (Early Childhood Book of the Year 2007). Libby received the prestigious Lady Cutler Award for Services to Children's Literature in 1997.

About Prof Robyn

Robyn Ewing AM is Professor Emerita, Teacher Education and the Arts and Co-Director of the Creativity in Research, Engaging the Arts, Transforming Education, Health and Wellbeing (CREATE) Centre. Her teaching areas include primary curriculum, especially English, literature, drama and early literacy development. Robyn is passionate about the arts and education and the role quality arts experiences and processes can and should play in creative pedagogy and transforming the curriculum at all levels of education.


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