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Monday, August 22nd 2016

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Lavalla Book Week Presentations

Students at the Lavalla Campus will enjoy two presentations as part of Book Week on Monday 22 August and Thursday 25 August. The 2016 Book Week theme is Australia: Story Country.
The first presentation will be from Dianne Wolfer. Dianne is author of 15 books for teenagers and young readers. Light Horse Boy was a CBCA Honour Book and won the 2014 WA Premier’s Award. Granny Grommet and Me, inspired by surfing grandmas was also on the CBCA shortlist. Lighthouse Girl, winner of children’s choice WAYRBA, explores the story of Fay Howe, the Albany lighthouse keeper’s daughter who signaled to soldiers in 1914. Lighthouse Girl inspired the Little Girl Giant’s story in Royal de Luxe performance of The Giants – Perth Festival (2015).
The second presentation will be performed by award winning children’s author Norman Jorgenson. His picture books for young children include In Flanders Fields, The Call of the Osprey, The Last Viking and The Last Viking Returns. He's also written books for upper Primary students, including the award winning Jack’s Island, which won the Western Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, 2009 and A Fine Mess, which was nominated for the West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award, 2006.
The Year 3's will also enjoy a third presentation by Sally Murphy, an Australian author of over 30 children's books. Students will enjoy a combination of reading from one or more of Sally's books, and she will also talk about a writer’s life – where ideas come from, how they are shaped into stories, and the steps in producing a book. Questions are encouraged, and sessions are usually very interactive.

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