Monday, July 25, 2005

Island of Hell

As we all know, it's a great thing for kids to get involved in reading at an early age. Once they get the reading bug, the whole biblio-world is just out there waiting for them. Australia even has it's own campaign for literacy, aimed at getting kids the bug.

So, I'd like to applaud Literacy Australia's decision to commission and launch a free book aimed at encouraging young readers. They've taken this step with Matthew Reilly, apparently an excellent young Australian author, and today they've co-launched his magnificent and gripping opus "Hell Island". Sure to be an instant hit.

They may be looking for other, up & coming young authors. Any suggestions on who else could join this dynamic and talented group? Maybe some writer with a bit of time on their hands at the moment?

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