Saturday, 30 October 2010


Yesterday, Susanne Gervay, Corinne King and I went to Marysville, car loaded with books and original art from the Hope Card. The books were donated by SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) members all over the world.

The Black Spur

We were delivering the books and art to Marysville Primary School.

The children listened while we told them about the Hope Card book, about how members all over the world had sent messages of hope to the children of Marysville after the devastating Black Saturday fires in February 2009.

Susanne and Corinne showed some of the original art from the Hope Card book.

A lovely thank you on behalf of the Marysville Primary School students.

This is what it was all about. Official ceremony over, the children began to explore the books.
We spent the next half-hour reading with the children. None of these photos were staged. They were so absorbed that most ceased to notice anything but the book.


Dee White said...

Loved the post, Claire.

It must have been a wonderful experience:)

Claire said...

Thanks Dee.

Chris Bell said...

Inspirational post, Claire. Congratulations to you, Susanne and Corinne. Hope indeed. I can imagine how thrilled Marysville P.S. and children would have been, and you guys as well.

Claire said...

Thanks Chris. It was a very moving day.

jen storer said...

How lovely! Very very special. jx

Life's a poem said...

Now this is a special occasion- well done Claire and Corinne!

Claire said...

Thanks Jen, Lorraine. :)

Janeen said...

I can imagine the feelings in the air. Very special.


Claire said...

Lovely to have the chance to be part of it.