Pie in the Sky - Book Launch
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Where the Wild Things Are
Tickets available until 21 June 2019 5:30 PM
This event commences at 6pm but we recommend that you arrive at 5:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Join Richard Newsome who will be in conversation with Remy Lai for the launch of her debut children's book Pie in the Sky.
About Pie in the Sky:
When Jingwen moves to Australia, he feels like he’s landed on Mars. Making friends is impossible, since he doesn’t speak English, and he's stuck looking after his little brother Yanghao. But Jingwen knows how to make everything better. If he can just make all of the cakes on the menu of the bakery his father had planned to open—and complete the dream he didn’t have time to finish—then everything will be okay.
Sure, he’ll have to break his mother’s most important rule about not using the oven when she’s at work, keep his little brother from spilling his secret, and brush up on his baking skills, but some things are worth the risk. In her debut novel, Remy Lai captures with humour and heart, what it means to want desperately to belong and just how powerful one wish can be.
El Deafo meets Inside Out and Back Again in this funny, emotional illustrated middle-grade debut about immigrating to Australia, being upstaged by an annoying little brother, baking cakes and overcoming loss. Ages 8+
About Remy Lai:
Remy Lai writes and draws stories for kids. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she can often be found exploring the woods near her home with her two dogs, Poop-Roller and Bossy Boots. Find out more here.
About Richard Newsome:
Richard Newsome lives in Brisbane with his family. He won the inaugural Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing and the 2010 Esther Glen Award for The Billionaire’s Curse, the first book in the Billionaire series. The Billionaire's Curse has received rave reviews (' ... an irresistibly fun-tastic tale that’s virtually guaranteed to keep youngsters reading, chuckling and desperately waiting for the next book in the series.' - The Independent Weekly), and has been sold to publishers in Australia, the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain and Turkey.