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TUESDAY 22 AUGUST 11:00-11:45 AM


Come and hear Raymond McGrath and Graci Kim discuss their books suitable for year 5 and 6 students. 

This event is part of the Storylines National Story Tour in partnership with Hamilton City Libraries and supported by Hamilton Book Month. 

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Raymond is an award-winning, 25-year veteran of the film, television, advertising and children’s publishing industries. Being closely involved in the business of producing and funding animation (both in NZ and internationally through co-productions), as well as book publishing, he has developed, directed, and overseen large scale series. However, his focus remains storytelling. Working from the kernel of a concept, through to script and then finished production, in whichever medium is best suited to his particular narrative, has been Raymond's passion since he began his professional creative journey. 

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Graci Kim is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of The Last Fallen Star, The Last Fallen Moon, and The Last Fallen Realm. As featured in TIME Magazine for Kids, and dubbed a “sparkling yarn” by Entertainment Weekly, the Korean mythology-inspired trilogy has been optioned by the Disney Channel for a television series, and is being translated into multiple languages. It was named a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Best Children’s Book, an Amazon Best Book, an Indigo Best Book, a Barnes & Noble Young Reader Pick, and a Whitcoulls Kids Top 50. In 2022, Graci was awarded the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent.


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