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It’s Festival time in Armidale, and everyone’s getting floats and costumes ready for the big street parade. For the new family in town, it’s even more exciting: for this is their first time to join in the colour and magic and fun!
Short listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2020.
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About the Author : Sophie Masson
Born in Indonesia of French parents, Sophie Masson is the award-winning author of over 60 books for children, young adults and adults. Her latest include War and Resistance( Scholastic Australia, 2019) See Monkey(illustrated by Kathy Creamer, Little Pink Dog Books, 2018) and Jack of Spades(Eagle Books, 2017).
A former Chair of the Australian Society of Authors, Sophie is the current Chair of the New England Writers’ Centre. In 2019 she received an AM in the Order of Australia honours, for her significant service to literature.
Although Sophie was brought up in both rural France and in suburban Sydney, she and her husband have lived in the New England region for a long time now, built a house and brought up three children there. Her writing career started in this region and all her books have been written here, and she’s delighted to collaborate with Kathy Creamer, Little Pink Dog Books and Armidale Regional Council in Join the Armidale Parade, a book that celebrates a beautiful, creative and friendly town.
About the Illustrator: Kathy Creamer
Kathy is a children’s illustrator and writer who has been published by Oxford University Press, Reed International, Julia Gabriel Communications, September 21, Christmas Press, Second Look and other organisations.
She has an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the renowned Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University in England.
Kathy has also run her own successful publishing company in the UK, where she published over eighteen picture books for a range of high net-worth private clients.
Having emigrated to Australia twelve years ago, she recently moved to Armidale, and with her husband Peter, has set up Little Pink Dog Books Children’s Publishing.