it’s almost time to officially launch the latest book in my ‘S.Tinker Inc.’ graphic novel series – it’s called ‘Gastronauts‘!
Here’s the synopsis:
Sally Tinker – the world’s foremost inventor under the age of twelve – has developed her greatest invention yet. But when Sally’s baby brother Joe swallows it with disastrous (and gaseous) consequences, Sally and her friend Charli must shrink themselves, venture into the very bowels of Joe, and shut down the invention before it’s too late. What could possibly go wrong?
If you’re in my hometown of Perth, there are two book launches: one north of the river and one south. Please come along and spread the word!
Sept 26: Gastronauts book launch, Fremantle
Come help me celebrate the release of Gastronauts. The Paper Bird book club kids will preside over proceedings and officially launch the book!
WHEN: Wednesday Sept 26
WHERE: Paper Bird Children’s Books and Art, 42 Henry St, Fremantle WA
AGES: the book is aimed at 7-10yo (but the whole family is welcome)
BOOKINGS: essential; click here.
Oct 3: Gastronauts book launch, Perth
This is in fact a group book launch called the ‘Great Big Dark and Spooky Book Read’!
It’s presented by my publisher Fremantle Press, the State Library of Western Australia and AWESOME Arts.
Follow the torchlight to your seat around the ‘campfire’ for a thrilling story time experience with amazing local writers. The Great Big Dark and Spooky Book Read features Gastronauts author and illustrator James Foley (that’s me!), Bush and Beyond author Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, Off the Track author Cristy Burne, The Hole Story author Kelly Canby, In the Lamplight author Dianne Wolfer, and Ian Mutch, author of More and More and More. From the shadows cast by war to the inside of the human body, from cozy boltholes to the vastness of space, don’t let your fear of the dark discourage you. These fun and exciting stories will light up imaginations of children aged 5 and up!
Each ticket includes your choice of one of the books being launched on the day.
(I don’t mind which book you pick, they’re all good books! But if poo and fart jokes and comics are your thing, then *cough cough* I’d suggest Gastronauts, not biased or anything, of course, ahem).
WHEN: Wednesday Oct 3rd
WHERE: State Library Theatre, State Library of WA
COST: $25.20 (includes entry for a family of four, and one copy of a book of your choice); $5.20 for additional tickets
BOOKINGS: essential, click here.
If you can’t make it to a launch, don’t worry: you can already find Gastronauts in lots of bookshops around Australia and online (see links below).
GASTRONAUTS BOOK TOUR – WA, NSW, VIC
Check out my events page for details of my BOOK TOUR!
I’m doing over a dozen events in WA, NSW and VIC between Sep 26-Oct 14.
Buy local – find your closest bookshop
Or order online:
– Booktopia (Australia and NZ only)
– Angus and Robertson (Australia only)
– QBD (Australia only)
– Book Depository