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Avid Reader present Shaun Micallef

  • Old Museum Building 480 Gregory Tce Bowen Hills Australia (map)

and Jonathon Bentley- Tales from a T

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Join Shaun Micallef and Jonathan Bentley at the Old Museum for the launch of Tales from a Tall Forest - the rambunctious and hilarious first ever children’s book from Shaun Micallef, with incredible illustrations by award-winning artist Jonathan Bentley.

Once upon a time being, forever and ever ago, there lived a forest tall of tales… When an innocent princess wanders into the forest, she finds herself trapped between a wolf with a ravenous appetite and a sweet little house with a secret. Meanwhile, a desperate fisherman enters into a very bad bargain with a power-hungry monkey. And meanerwhile still, a tiny tricksy tailor promises a promise that not even the most magic of beanstalks can help him escape. More grim than Grimms', less soppy than Aesop.

When Jonathan Bentley was eight years old, he realised he wouldn’t be good enough to play football for Leeds United – so he concentrated on drawing instead. He is now one of Australia’s most treasured illustrators, and his award-winning picture books – including A House of Her Own, Pink and Where is Bear? – have been published all over the world. 

Shaun Micallef is a comedian, writer, actor, producer, author and former child. He is usually found on TV in shows such as Thank God You’re Here, Talkin’ 'Bout Your Generation and Mad as Hell. He has authored three books for adults: Smithereens, Preincarnate and The President’s Desk. Tales from a Tall Forest is his first book for children.

The Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers food truck will be onsite serving dinner from 5.30pm. 

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Event Information


Date & Time

Thurs 2 Nov 2017

Performance 6.30pm
Doors to Theatre 6.00pm
Foyer/Box office 6.30pm

Ticket prices

$20.50 Adult

$5 Child

all online sales incur a 2% cc fee

Earlier Event: November 1
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Later Event: November 4
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