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Sat, 03 Aug


Better Read Than Dead

Storytime and Launch with Matt Samuel

Join us with Matt Samuel to celebrate the release of The Other Side of the Clouds! The event will include storytime, a talk and gift bags about this gorgeous storybook.

Storytime and Launch with Matt Samuel
Storytime and Launch with Matt Samuel

Time & Location

03 Aug 2024, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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


About The Event

All Finn can hear is the voice of his own sadness and at times it is overwhelming. The faint pulse of hope visits but never stays. Longing to find it, Finn rides a kite into the dark sky, calling its name. He sails over crashing waves, searching for it, but loneliness is his only reply. 

A storm rages inside him until underneath its thunder, he hears a whisper and determines to take hold of every beautiful note and weave them into a joy that won’t be contained… 

Through evocative illustrations and lyrical prose, this beautiful story reminds us there is always hope on the other side of the clouds.

Matt Samuel has worked in Sydney and London as a primary school teacher, and for the last 24 years he has been working in magazine advertising. He is a co-founder of Australia’s largest performing-arts event for schools, WAKAKIRRI (, and proudly sits on their executive committee. He loves the many ways a great story can spark young minds, and his hope is that his stories will one day do the same.


  • Event + Book

    Includes a ticket and copy of the book

  • Event Ticket

  • Kids Ticket

    Kids attend free




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