On March 6th, I will be hosting author Sally Murphy and illustrator Sonia Kretschmar as they blog tour to promote their new book (out March 1st) ‘Do Not Forget Australia’, which is set in the First World War ...AND some lucky visitor will receive a copy. Please post a comment on the up-coming post before the end of March to go into the draw – follow the blog to get two entries.
It has been published by Walker Books Australia, ISBN: 9781921529863, so you know it will be have been wonderfully and lovingly produced, and it should be available from a bookstore near you or from online merchants ...but please support a bookstore if you can.
‘Henri lives in the French village of Villers-Bretonneux. Billy lives in Melbourne, Australia. These two little boys, who live thousands of miles away from each other, share one story that unites Villers-Bretonneux and Melbourne in history.’
It’s visually stunning, as well as a moving and inspiring story for children 5+, but which will be enjoyed by adults, too.
I’ve sent Sally and Sonia the questions and I’m looking forward to receiving the answers that should tell the back-story of its creation – but you will be able to ask your own questions through the ‘comments’ as well.
They have both won many awards for their works - please check out their websites:
Sonia Kretschmar http://www.soniak.com/ Sally Murphy http://www.sallymurphy.net/
All best wishes