By: Anne-Marie McDonald

New Zealand children’s author Tessa Duder will visit Whanganui this week. Photo / Supplied

Tessa Duder, Sally Sutton, Darryn Joseph and Gavin Bishop will visit St John’s Hill School, Whanganui Intermediate School and Mosston School on August 25.

Libby Limbrick, chair of the Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand said the Storylines National Festival Story Tour which started in May this year in Northland is proving very effective.

“It’s been a joy to see how taking activities that promote young people’s active engagement with children’s literature directly into schools and community centres has been so well received, and we are looking forward to bringing this experience to many more children across New Zealand this year,” Dr Limbrick said.

The aim of the Storylines Festival Story Tour is to connect children’s writers, illustrators, poets and storytellers with their readers and audiences, to enjoy books and reading, and to encourage literacy. The tour and programme is completely free to enable access to all to high quality New Zealand children’s literature.

Storylines Children’s Literature Charitable Trust of New Zealand has been hosting the Festival Family Days throughout New Zealand for the past 23 years.

Source: Wanganui Chronicle

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