Podcast: The Joy of Children’s Books with Emily Rodda

Podcast: The Joy of Children’s Books with Emily Rodda

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This week Cheryl is joined by best-selling children’s author Emily Rodda to discuss her new book His Name Was Walter – a story within a story that shows us the extraordinary power of true love, and solves a decades-old mystery. Together they discuss the importance of children’s fiction, and how Emily came to be a successful author.

Podcast guest: Emily Rodda

Emily Rodda’s first book, Something Special, was published with Angus & Robertson in 1984. It marked the beginning of an outstanding career that has seen her become one of the most successful, prolific and versatile writers in Australia.

Since then, Emily has written or co-authored over ninety books for children. Her children’s books range from picture books to YA novels, and include the award-winning Rowan of Rin series as well as the outstandingly successful Deltora Quest fantasy series.

A full-time writer since 1994, Emily has won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award a record five times and seems to instinctively know what children want to read.

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                  Synopsis

                  From Australia's favourite storyteller comes a story, within a story, that shows us the extraordinary power of true love and solves a decades-old mystery.'Once upon a time, in a dark city far away, there lived a boy called Walter, who had nothing but his name to call his own ...'The handwritten book, with its strangely vivid illustrations, has been hidden in the old house for a long, long time. Tonight, four kids and their teacher will find it. Tonight, at last, the haunting story of Walter and the mysterious, tragic girl called Sparrow will be read - right to the very end ...From one of Australia's most renowned children's authors, comes an extraordinary story within a story - a mystery, a prophecy, a long-buried secret. And five people who will remember this night as long as they live.
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