A fantastic evening yesterday at Leichhardt Library in Sydney, where Ursula Dubosarsky’s and David Allan’s beautiful book, Two Tales of Twins from Ancient Greece and Rome, got its big-city launch. Author and Christmas Press co-founder Sophie Masson launched the book, and Karen Johnson, children’s services librarian at Leichhardt, introduced the evening. A fantastic crowd of readers of all ages were there to celebrate the book and its two creators, who were kept busy signing!
Thank you so much to Leichhardt Library, especially Karen and Judy, for a wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere full of the joy of reading, the perfect setting for the evening. And the delicious biscuits too!
Yesterday Fiona McDonald’s beautiful toyshop in Uralla, Granny Fi’s Toy Cupboard, was the site for the New England launch of the latest Christmas Press title, Two Tales of Twins from Ancient Greece and Rome, by Ursula Dubosarsky and David Allan.
Though Ursula couldn’t be there–she will be attending the Sydney launch–David was there to represent the two creators, and the book was launched by one of Ursula’s good friends and fellow children’s books writer, Duncan Ball, who was in New England as the featured guest of the Booked In festival of children’s and YA literature.
It was a lovely occasion, with several other established and emerging creators of children’s books present: including Steven Axelsen, Anne Spudvilas, Danny Stanley, Sophie Masson, Fiona McDonald, Beattie Alvarez, Annie Jessop and Teresa van der Kraan, and lots of interested readers and lovers of books! Duncan made a fabulous speech, there was chocolate mud cake and strawberries, and a good time was had by all!
And remember, for those of you in Sydney–next week is the Sydney launch of the book, on Thursday August 21 at 6pm, at Leichhardt Library. Both Ursula and David will be in attendance. All welcome!
Two launches coming up very soon for our new title, the wonderful Two Tales of Twins from Ancient Greece and Rome, retold by Ursula Dubosarsky and illustrated by David Allan.
The first is to be held in Uralla during the Booked In festival of children’s literature, on Saturday August 16, at 4.30 pm. It will be held at the Festival venue, Granny Fi’s Toy Cupboard, 42 Bridge St Uralla. The book is to be launched by Booked In featured guest Duncan Ball, and the illustrator, David Allan will be present. Books and merchandise for sale.
The second launch will be held in Sydney, at Leichhardt Library on Thursday August 21 at 6pm. The book will be launched by Sophie Masson, books will be for sale, and Ursula Dubosarsky and David Allan will both be present to sign your copies! All welcome, light refreshments provided. More info and bookings, call 02 9367 9347.