Book it in: Children’s laureate Morris Gleitzman coming to Bathurst

ONE of Australia’s best-loved children’s authors is coming to Bathurst.

For more than 30 years, Morris Gleitzman has written celebrated books for young people that explore serious subjects in funny and unexpected ways.

His titles include Two Weeks With the Queen, Boy Overboard, Toad Rage and the acclaimed Felix series, beginning with Once. His books have been published in more than 20 countries.

Gleitzman is the current Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018 and 2019 and it is in this role that he will be roaming the land “engaging young readers in a celebration of stories and all the precious things they get from them”.

The theme for Gleitzman’s two-year term will be “Stories Make Us – Stories Create Our Future” and it will be introduced to young readers in Years 4, 5 and 6 from schools in Bathurst and surrounding villages during his presentation at Bathurst Library.

“Young people need stories more than ever,” Gleitzman said.

“Stories to delight, stories to beguile, stories to inspire, stories to move deeply. And through these experiences, stories that equip young readers to embrace an often dark and uncertain world with optimism, resolve and creativity.”

Gleitzman’s new book Help Around The House will be available for purchase on the day at the library, with an opportunity for author signings after the presentation.

Morris Gleitzman will be at Bathurst Library on Thursday, September 13 from 2pm to 3pm. 

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