Book launch: A Message Through Time with Anna Ciddor

Sunday, 02 April 2023 | 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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Join us to celebrate the release of Anna Ciddor’s new children's novel, A Message Through Time (Allen and Unwin).

In this standalone companion novel to the acclaimed The Boy Who Stepped Through Time (print, eBook), featuring a whole new cast of characters, award-winning author Anna Ciddor has created a roller-coaster adventure that will have young readers on the edge of their seats.

When 11-year-old Felix finds a message in a bottle during a trip to France, he is in for the surprise of a lifetime. Suddenly he is flung back 1700 years to Ancient Roman times, dragging his very unwilling 15-year-old stepsister, Zoe, with him.

A Message Through Time will be available to purchase, courtesy of Jeffreys Books (electronic sales preferred). This is a special opportunity to get hold of the book before it is officially released on 4 April.

Bookings are required for every attendee.

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Anna Ciddor has always been fascinated by the past. It would be her dream come true to step through time! Instead, she immerses herself in research and hunts out the tiniest details so she can bring the past to life in her imagination - and in her books.

Anna's work has won her many accolades, including the Nance Donkin Award for Children's Literature, a grant from the Australia Council, Notable Book awards from the Children's Book Council of Australia, and shortlistings for numerous other awards. Some of her best-loved books include Runestone, The Family with Two Front Doors, and The Boy Who Stepped through Time. To find out more visit her website

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  • Sunday, 02 April 2023 | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM


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