Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


13-year-old student publishes first book

Read Pacific Publishing LTD announces the release of Dodo Birds Don’t Fly, the debut release by children’s author Paris Whitehead.

At just 13 years of age, Paris has been described as the next Lynley Dodd — the well-loved author of the Hairy Maclary series.

Renowned publisher, author and book critic Finlay MacDonald said, “Paris is very talented and will only grow as an artist and writer. We get a lot of unsolicited manuscripts of children’s books and I can tell you this surpasses most if not all of those, regardless of the age of the author (who are all adults by the way)”.

Rae McKean-Jackson, publisher from Read Pacific said, “Paris’ writing style and skill at such a young age is absolutely astonishing. She is certainty destined for a significant future as a writer."

Perhaps the dramatic beauty of New Zealand’s countryside inspires creative thinking — and not just the number-eight-wire type.

At two-and-a-half years, Paris taught herself to read so she could join her “imaginary friends” in their Hundred Acre Wood.

Since then, she has achieved academic success in literature at primary school and more recently at Intermediate School where she received the school’s top literary award in years six, seven and eight.

To celebrate the release of Dodo Birds Don’t Fly, Read Publishing is hosting a book launch on the 18th of February.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Excerpt - Ice Bear: The Cultural History Of An Arctic Icon

“During the last decade the image of the polar bear has moved in the public imagination from being an icon of strength, independence and survival in one of the most climatically extreme of world environments, to that of fragility, vulnerability and more generally of a global environmental crisis.” More>>

NZ Opera: Max Rashbrooke Reviews The Mikado

So concerns about the work of the piece have to be addressed; but they are complex, and probably better handled in another post. So what about this production itself? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news