Sarah's Two Nativities Book Launch
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where the Wild Things Are
Join Janine Fraser and Helene Magisson for the launch of their picture book Sarah's Two Nativities. Hear about the creative process of both illustrator and author, enjoy a special guitar performance, and share cupcakes and koftas. You will even get to craft your own beautiful angels!
About Sarah's Two Nativities:
In Sarah's house, the Bible and the Koran sit together on a shelf - two books bursting with stories...
Sarah loves her two grandmas - Grandmother Azar and Grandmother Maria. Grandmother Azar tells Sarah stories from the Holy Koran, while Grandmother Maria tells her stories from the Bible. At Christmas time, Sarah snuggles in each of her grandmothers' laps and listens to two nativity stories about the birth of baby Jesus. They are the same in some ways, and different in others... But both can be Sarah's favourite.
About the author:
Janine M Fraser lives on Phillip Island in Victoria for most of the year, and three months of the year in Manhattan, New York. She loves books, writing and travel and looks for stories wherever she goes. Her previous books have been short-listed for the CBCA awards, the NSW Premier's Award and the WA Premier's Award. Janine is also a published poet.
About the illustrator:
Hélène Magisson began her artistic career as a painting restorer in Paris, where she was also trained in the art of medieval illumination. Helene has lived all over the world, including Africa, France and India. She loves to discover other cultures through their arts and customs. She now calls Australia home and has begun a new career of illustrating picture books, some of which have been CBCA Notables.