submitted by Peter Makarthis on 19.08.2006
Kytherian researcher and historian Peter( Skoulandris) McCarthy of Inverell NSW Australia launches digital book.
S.Peter & Co
Inverell NSW Australia
View launch on 22 Aug at Tourism Inverell on www.inverellnewsweb.com.au
Report by Trish Wood from Inverell Times 25 Aug 2006
"The latest technology, a timeless tale, a healthy dose of local content and spectacular illustrations of the Australian bush have been combined in the production of Inverell's own digital book The Three Wallaroos of Green Swamp, launched on Tuesday.
Author Peter McCarthy developed the story out of a love for the local area and a desire to let children explore a relevant local fantasy through the written word.
But in keeping with modern advances, Mr McCarthy created the digital book as a DVD to be read, not listened to, ensuring children and their parents enjoy the experience of reading together.
Inverell mayor Barry Johnston joined the Member for Northern Tablelands, Richard Torbay, at the launch, which included special guest School Education Director (north) Peter Pickett and teachers and students from the Inverell district.
Bush poet Jim Brown read the story to the group with children captivated by his animated style and Mr McCarthy was joined by the story's editor Melina McCarthy and illustrator Kerry Hardy in the celebration of the launch, which culminated months of hard work.
The story is an Inverell adaption of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and with its menacing bunyip is sure to catch the imagination of readers young and old.
As an added treat, the digital format has allowed Mr McCarthy to include a link to the Tourism Inverell website to satisfy the curiosity of those wanting further information on Inverell and surrounds after reading the book."
Have you been to Inverell lately?
Then log on to www.inverell-online.com.au
Teacher, journalist, poet and author, Sydney NSW Australia
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