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Andy and Terry are embarking on a (nice, relaxing and not-at-all-chaotic) camping holiday, as they take their treehouse to new levels (13 of them in fact!). Join the beloved madcap duo for this online event to celebrate the release of The 143-Storey Treehouse, the highly-anticipated 11th book in their bestselling series.
The treehouse is bigger and better than ever. The 13 new storeys include a word-o-matic (which knows every word in the whole world!); a recycling depot; a wrecking ball; a too-hard basket; a SUPER BIG STUFF storey; a baked-bean geyser (it erupts on the hour, every hour); a Ye Olde Worlde Historical Village; a fish milkshake level (the penguins love them!); a complaining room; a spooky graveyard (where it's always midnight, even in the day); a toffee apple orchard guarded by a kind scarecrow; a deep, dark dragon's cave with a real live, fire-breathing dragon; and a camping ground where you can just kick back and enjoy a camping holiday – unless you get caught by hobyahs, put in a bag and poked with a stick, that is…
Got a question for Andy and Terry? Send us a short video of your question by 5pm Tuesday 12 October via this link, and they might answer it during the event.
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The online bookseller for this event is Readings
Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 33 bestselling books since their first title, Just Tricking, was published in 1997.In Australia, Andy and Terry’s books have sold over 10 million copies, won 80 children’s choice awards and 10 Australian Book Industry Awards—including Book of the Year for The 52-Storey Treehouse in 2015.
Their much-loved Treehouse Series has been embraced by children around the world and is now published in more than 35 countries. Five of the books in the series have been adapted for the stage and have all had sell-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, as well as highly successful seasons in the Netherlands, New Zealand and America.
Andy is a passionate advocate for literacy and in 2015 was awarded the Dromkeen Medal to honour his outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature. He is also an ambassador for both The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation.
Terry Denton has been creating children’s books for over 30 years. He has worked with many of Australia's top authors, written much-loved picture books and junior fiction novels, won more than 40 children’s choice awards and been shortlisted many times in the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. His Felix and Alexander won Picture Book of the Year in 1986.
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Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a series of events for the younger readers in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!