Isobelle Carmody - The Ice Maze

Saturday 08 July 2017
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Register until 08 July 2017 4:00 PM

This event commences at 4.00pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname. 

What is the single most profoundly effective way an adult can prepare their child for the future - reading to them. 

Join novelist and essayist Susan Johnson who will speak about the confusion children and young people feel about the homelessness and vulnerability of young people and old, whom no one seems to care about, and the way books can enable an exploration of such topics. She will launch Isobelle Carmody's new book The Ice Maze, the third book in her award-winning Kingdom of the Lost series.

Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed authors of fantasy. At fourteen, she began Obernewtyn, the first book in her much-loved Obernewtyn Chronicles, and has since written many works in this genre. Her novel The Gathering was joint winner of the 1993 Children's Literature Peace Prize and the 1994 CBCA Book of the Year Award, and Greylands was joint winner of the 1997 Aurealis Award for Excellence in Speculative Fiction (Young Adult category), and was named a White Raven at the 1998 Bologna Children's Book Fair.   Isobelle's work for younger readers includes her two series, The Legend of Little Fur, and The Kingdom of the Lost, the first book of which, The Red Wind, won the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers in 2011. She has also written several picture books as well as collections of short stories for children, young adults and adults.   After living in Europe for more than a decade, these days Isobelle divides her time in Australia between her home on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, and Brisbane, where she is working on a PhD at the University of Queensland.