After 23 years of hosting Festival Family Days throughout New Zealand, the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand brought its Festival Story Tour directly to schools throughout New Zealand.
In the last week of June, this dynamic and exciting interactive tour which consisted of presentations and storytelling, visited View Road, Sandspit School and Waiuku College.
Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust promotes awareness of the importance of reading and books for all children and young adults. It also ensures children and young adults in New Zealand have access to high quality literature, and supports the nations writers and illustrators of literature for children and young adults as well.
Authors and illustrators Sarah Johnson, Michel Mulipola and Mark Sommerset shared with children the joys of books and reading, as well as the processes of writing and illustrating.
It was said by origanisers that all three authors received a very warm welcome from the Waiuku schools, where their audiences were very keen and anticipated their arrival. Their presentations were very well received, especially at Waiuku College, and the authors are now travelling the rest of the country to complete their tour.