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Tell Me a Story: Mem Fox on Reading Aloud

Tell Me a Story: Mem Fox on Reading Aloud

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6:15pm - 7:15pm, 16th October 2019


The Wheeler Centre View map

176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000


Bookings Essential

This is a free event however bookings are essential. Purchase your copy of The Tiny Star to receive a bespoke gift bag including a limited run art print from the book.

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Mem Fox is a legend of Australian children's literature. More than 35 year after her first book, Possum Magic, was published, it is still printed in hardback. In the intervening years, Fox has somehow managed an academic career as a literacy expert, while writing 40 more books. She’s charmed generations of readers with stories of Australian children and animals, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Baby Bedtime and Where is the Green Sheep?

But through her books, Fox has also helped young readers grapple with difficult topics, perhaps most famously with Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. Her new book, too, broaches a difficult topic with great wisdom and sensitivity. The Tiny Star is about life and death, and it's a tale told in the unmistakably tender and lyrical voice; the singular voice of Mem Fox, with illustrations by award-winning Freya Blackwood.

At this very special event with Michael Williams in October, Fox will discuss her stories and her career. She'll tell us, too, why encouraging us all to read aloud has been such an important part of her work.


The Tiny Star
Big Chick and Little Chick are the best of friends. One special day they visit the zoo. What will they see? From bestselling author Mem Fox and gifted illustrator Andrea Edmonds, comes a celebration of friendship and discovery. 
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