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Book Launch: And the Ocean Was Our Sky with Rovina Cai

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The Little Bookroom

759 Nicholson Street

Carlton North, VIC 3054

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The Little Bookroom and The YA Room are thrilled to be launching the latest epic young adult release by multi-award winning author Patrick Ness, 'And The Ocean Was Our Sky', illustrated by Melbourne-Local, Rovina Cai.

Join us as Shaun Tan performs the official launch duties for Rovina Cai surrounded by a gallery of her exquisite art, from early concept sketches to prints of the finished works.

Each ticket includes a copy of 'And The Ocean Was Our Sky' and a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, so it's a brilliant way to preorder a copy and then come to get it signed by Rovina.

We have a limited edition print from the book that will go home with one Lucky Door Prize winner!

Light refreshments will be provided.

ABOUT THE BOOK

From the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down.

"Call me Bathsheba." The whales of Bathsheba's pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight a never-ending war against men. Then the whales attack a man ship, and instead of easy prey they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself... With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on the final hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of whales and men. From the multi-award-winning author of A Monster Calls comes a haunting tale of power and obsession that turns the story of Moby Dick upside down.

  • Moby Dick is widely regarded as one of the greatest novels ever written and 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Herman Melville's birth. This stunningly imaginative retelling will bring it to a whole new generation of readers.
  • Patrick Ness has won the Carnegie Medal twice, as well as every major prize in children's fiction.
  • Exquisitely illustrated throughout in full-colour by an exciting new Australian talent.

ABOUT THE CREATORS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Patrick Ness is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Chaos Walking trilogy, A Monster Calls, More Than This, The Rest of Us Just Live Here and Release. John Green has described him as "an insanely beautiful writer". He has won every major prize in children's fiction, including the Carnegie Medal twice. He has written the screenplay for the film of A Monster Calls and the BBC Doctor Who spin-off, Class. The first Chaos Walking film is slated for release in 2019. He lives in London. Rovina Cai creates illustrations that evoke a sense of intrigue and she is often inspired by the past. From myths and fairy-tales to gothic novels, she loves stories that bring a little bit of magic and wonder to the present day. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR

Rovina Cai creates illustrations that evoke a sense of intrigue and she is often inspired by the past. From myths and fairy-tales to gothic novels, she loves stories that bring a little bit of magic and wonder to the present day. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.


ABOUT THE YA ROOM

The YA Room is a Melbourne-based Young Adult book club! We meet once a month to discuss our Book of the Month, as well as host a variety of other special events. The YA Room was created by Sarah Robinson-Hatch and Alexandra Panzarino, two passionate readers from Melbourne, at the beginning 2017

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