Happy Birthday John Marsden!

Happy Birthday to John  Marsden, beloved Australian author of the Tomorrow series and the Ellie Chronicles!  Born in Victoria, John Marsden began a Law/Arts degree at the University of Sydney, and worked at a mortuary, in a sideshow and as a security guard, before finally becoming an English teacher. His landmark Tomorrow series is recognised […]

Happy Birthday George Bernard Shaw!

Happy Birthday to George Bernard Shaw, born 160 years ago today. One of our favourite playwrights, he was famous for his acerbic observations and wit. About our quoted book: A barbed attack on the British class system, Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes […]

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

Did you know the fabulous children’s author Dr. Seuss would be 112 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages of his ever-popular books.  Seuss forever changed the way children’s books were written and continues to inspire generations. Some Seuss-ical facts: If you want to pronounce the […]