Young readers and book lovers will get the opportunity to meet the author a new children's book available from MidCoast Libraries at a special Storytime event.
Dianne Pope's book Hardy is beautifully written and illustrated.
But, what makes this book special is that it is loosely based on a true story of a calf called Hardy.
When Dianne first heard the story of Hardy, she decided to write a poem about his amazing life but was urged to turn the poem into a children's book.
The story has a local connection, with the real Hardy coming from a property in Stroud.
t's a great chance for our little book lovers to learn about how a story comes to life, from words to illustrations, and to hear Hardy read by the person who wrote it.Chris Jones
"We just love Hardy and even more so because he's a Mid Coast cow," MidCoast Libraries manager, Chris Jones said.
"It's a great chance for our little book lovers to learn about how a story comes to life, from words to illustrations, and to hear Hardy read by the person who wrote it."
Both Dianne and illustrator Phillipa Augl will be attending the series of Storytime events at:
- Forster, Wednesday, June 19, 10.30-11.30am;
- Tea Gardens, Monday, June 24, 9.30-10.30am, and
- Stroud, Friday, June 28, 10.30-11.30am
Everyone is welcome to attend these events and no bookings are necessary, simply turn up to the library on the day.
For further information about MidCoast Libraries events visit the website.
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