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Fremantle Launch: The Day We Built the Bridge

  • Paper Bird Children's Books and Art 42 Henry St Fremantle Australia (map)

Join both author and illustrator in Fremantle - the author’s home town, for a lamington and an iced vovo, as we launch the children's picture book The Day We Built the Bridge, written by Samantha Tidy, illustrated by Fiona Burrows and published by MidnightSun Publishing.

The book will be launched by award-winning Australian children’s book author, Norman Jorgensen.

Step back in time to the 1930s - an era when Nellie Melba's voice still echoed in the Opera House, Kingsford Smith graced the skies and Phar Lap won the Melbourne Cup.

A truly Australian story celebrating determination, contribution and national endeavour. Fiona Burrows' gorgeous artwork celebrates our unique flora and takes us delightfully back to a much cherished time and place.

Big dreams can take generations. It can also take six million hand driven rivets and 53,000 tonnes of steel. The Day We Built the Bridge celebrates our connection with one another, and declares that despite the greatest of challenges, together we can make history.

Firm RSVPs greatly appreciated for catering purposes. Champagne is likely!

Copies of Samantha’s second novel, The Happiness Jar will also be available.