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How to Win a Nobel Prize


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Mary may only be small, but she has a big dream. She’s been doing experiments at home, and thinks science stuff is pretty cool – but how does a 10-year-old become a real grown-up scientist? Even … win the Nobel Prize?

Mary is the hero of Nobel-prize-winner Barry Marshall’s hilariously informative illustrated adventure book, How to Win a Nobel Prize. Now, in a special performance from the book’s co-author Lorna Hendry and illustrator Bernard Caleo, real-life kids will have the chance to follow Mary’s lead – and step into the wild, weird and wonderful world of breakthrough science. Along the way, they’ll meet Einstein, Marie Curie, DNA co-discoverers Crick, Watson and Wilkin, and many more.

This special Wheeler Kids interactive event will (literally) draw out some of the characters from the book, and get kids started on some serious – and seriously silly – experiments they can do at home. It’s free – and some clever kids may even win their very own (delicious) Nobel Prize medallion.

Suitable for 6–12 year olds. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian while participating in Wheeler Kids events.

Embiggen will be our bookseller at this event.


Lorna Hendry

Lorna Hendry is a Melbourne-based writer, editor and graphic designer. She is the author of Wrong Way Round (Hardie Grant, 2015), 16 children’s books about science (Wild Dog Books) and the co-author of How to Win a Nobel Prize (Piccolo Nero, 2018). The Gigantic Book of Genes was a 2017 CBCA Hon... Read more

Bernard Caleo

Bernard Caleo is a comic book teacher, maker, and communicator. He was the editor and publisher of the romance comics anthology Tango, made the feature film Graphic Novels Melbourne with filmmaker Daniel Hayward and is part of the graphic novel publishing enterprise Twelve Panels Press. In 2021 he s... Read more


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