6 November 2013
Enquires: Adam Valvasori
Mobile: 0414 612274
A dangerous boy, an
abandoned dog and one girl’s perilous road trip to personal growth. Meet Kate.
Celebrated children’s books illustrator, Kevin Burgemeestre is debuting his first novel: ‘Kate’, a young adult novel set in Australia. Released this month by Morris Publishing Australia, 'Kate' will be launched by Hazel Edwards OAM at The Little Bookroom – North Carlton at 6pm, 20 November 2013.
This is a story of growth and mistakes. Kate’s lucky to
find Wilde, a battered, heroic hound she rescues from the streets, and Mal a
troubled young man with a dark past. When things go really wrong they’ll need
each other and they’ll have to run!
“We cosset our children, and try to protect them from so
much of the outside world, but in the process we give them fewer opportunities to
stretch their wings” explains author Kevin Burgemeestre. “It’s a pity because,
as Kate demonstrates we derive wisdom from our mistakes, and with a touch of
luck we gain joy from adventure”.
Kate contains illustrations by Kevin, which were exhibited at Stonnington Literature Alive earlier this year. An artwork will be auctioned at the launch and all proceeds donated to the Lost Dogs Home in North Melbourne.
- Kevin is available for interview.
- Excerpts from ‘Kate’ as well as original illustrations can be found at: http://kevinburgemeestre.com/kate/
- A copy of 'Kate' is available to be posted to journalists for media review
Kevin is no stranger to young readers. As an artist and illustrator with more than 25 years experience, he has a list of over 60 published books that contain his illustrations. Each year he also visits a broad variety of schools, communities and libraries across Australia to conduct fun and interactive art workshops with children and young adults
After studying Art and Design in Melbourne at RMIT, he completed a Diploma of Illustration at the Gerrit Rietveld Acadamie in Holland. He's illustrated numerous children's books including the well-known Bernard Was a Bikie and Thunder Mountain. Other titles include Antarctic Dad with Hazel Edwards, and B is for Bravo, both written and illustrated by Kevin and featuring innovative dioramas.
For more information visit: http://kevinburgemeestre.com
FORMATS: eBook & paperback
EXTENT: 200 pages
STOCK: Cover: 250 gsm artboard celloglaze
80gsm white bond paper
AU RRP: eBook: $4.99 Paperback: $22.00
PUBLISHER: Morris Publishing Australia
PUB DATE: November 2013
AUDIENCE: Teen - Young Adult
For more information visit: http://www.morrispublishingaustralia.com/kate.html