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!
Here are some photos of the Uralla launch.