Launch of At the End of Holyrood Lane

Following the Crow Song

Brisbane Square Library, Sunday 24th September.

It was a very special launch of a delicate book about a difficult subject.

At the End of Holyrood Lane is a book intended to open the conversations about domestic violence and the fear it causes for children and the hope that change can begin when help is sought, written by Dimity Powell and illustrated by Nicky Johnston.

I enjoy conversations with Dimity about what a picture book can potentially do for people of any age.  Dimity is a bubbly and cheerful person, who is able to deal optimistically but also poetically with such a difficult topic.

Dimity Powell’s friends, family and the organisations endorsing the book, the kids lit community and people who already are big fans of her work, as well as people from the wider communi8ty were out in force at this event.  In all the hub bub, she had time…

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Discovering Shaun Tan

This is a brilliant thought provoking book – without words.  As a lover of words, I also love the power of visual communication.  I had never heard of this author until tutoring a Young Adults and Children course that had one of his books on the ‘reading list. Now I am so intrigued by his work.

 

 

You can find out more about this particular book at  Shaun Tan – The Arrival

What people are saying about After Yasi

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I took the time to read your book. I’m so impressed by the photographs you took. Most have smiling faces amidst the ruins of the cyclone. It’s so sad to think that a tragedy reminds us what is important. Family, community, music, smiles, and pictures. Many people who lose their homes lose their family photos, and that too is a tragedy. Thank you for sharing. The words and poems were so touching and as I said the pictures were awesome, from the beautiful flowers, to the devastation and destruction of homes and nature. It’s a beautiful book, well done. You captured the moments.

L&K Helene, Story Cartel Critique group

I have just had a very quick look but what an amazing book. You should be very proud. I would love to have a copy here for our resources.
A Queensland Arts Organisation

A stunningly illustrated book compiled by June Perkins…

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Pearlz Dreaming – Ebook Collections

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34 pages of art, story and poetry on Queensland drawn from June Perkins blogs and including some never before shown art.

All part of a journey of learning by doing, more ebooks, coffee table books, prints, and other books to nurture the soul etc on the way.  

All sales go to support June continuing her arts practice and production of more works.

Available as Ebook only.

To see a sample of the book:

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