Sunday, November 18, 2012

Barfoot & Thompson Book written by Kids

The Miracle at Gull’s Bay by Auckland Primary & Intermediate Students

Edited by John Parker and Illustrated by Keven Mealamu (Published by Barfoot & Thompson)

With seven new stories for readers to enjoy, The Miracle at Gull’s Bay is the new anthology of children’s stories from Barfoot & Thompson’s Young Author’s Challenge. With themes of helping one another, tackling pollution, perseverance and a funny story about too much bacon, this collection of stories has been illustrated by rugby hero Keven Mealamu and edited by children’s author John Parker.

With a story written in diary format, one in a bird’s point of view, another in a dog’s, these stories will delight young readers and inspire budding authors to take up their pens.

The past four story books have helped Barfoot & Thompson raise a combined $90,000 for Starship. Through the Barfoot & Thompson Magic of Reading programme, copies of the books are also provided to Starship Children’s Hospital and Whangarei Hospital’s Children’s Ward where they are given to young patients to read and take home.

All proceeds go to Starship Hospital

Each copy costs $15 and can be ordered online from


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