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The Silver Sea Workshop


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Imagine sneaking out at night for a magical underwater adventure …

The Silver Sea is a whimsical picture book about exactly that. Created by Alison Lester and Jane Godwin with young people from the Royal Children’s Hospital, it’s the story of two inquisitive kids who swim among the dolphins, seals and turtles for one incredible night. Vibrantly illustrated and told in rhyme, The Silver Sea is an unforgettable collaboration between local kids and two giants of Australian children literature.

At this free Wheeler Kids event, Alison and Jane will read from The Silver Sea – and then lead a hands-on art workshop. Hear an unforgettable story before creating your very own sea creature with two of the best in the biz! 

Little Bookroom will be our bookseller at this event.

This event is best suited for children ages 5–8. 


Alison Lester

Alison Lester grew up on a farm by the sea, and first rode a horse as a baby in her father’s arms. Her picture books mix imaginary worlds with everyday life, encouraging children to believe in themselves and celebrate the differences that make them special. Alison is involved in many community... Read more

Jane Godwin

Jane Godwin is an Australian children’s book publisher and the highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for young people, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received commendations including the Queensland Premier’s Award, the Aurealis Award and the ... Read more


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