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Jami-Lee Ross MP FOR BOTANY Maurice Williamson MP FOR PAKURANGA Jami-Lee Ross P: 09 271 3255 E : email@example.com Maurice Williamson P: 09 572 0000 E : firstname.lastname@example.org 114383 Est. 1972 MULTI AWARD WINNING NEWSPAPER By Chris harrowell THE adventurous pet cat at the centre of Howick author Gavin Gosney’s children’s books is go- ing global� Mr Gosney’s four Sammy Two Shoes titles will be publicly displayed and promoted at this year’s Beijing International Book Fair in China� The annual book show, which runs from August 27-31, will be visited by an estimated 200,000 people� Mr Gosney’s children’s books will be exhibited on the book fair stand of Chinese publishing business Shang- hai KS Printing� “The company said it would have the books at its booth and promote them as best it can,” says Mr Gosney, who’s unable to get to the book fair in Beijing� “We believe these are good books for young English language readers in China and will carry them through as they learn� “If a publisher was to pick up my books it could be life-changing� “This is a huge thing and I haven’t come to grips with just how big it is�” Mr Gosney’s self-published Sammy Two Shoes books are aimed at read- ers aged three-seven and set in East Auckland� They are illustrated, edited and marketed by Howickians Susanna Palomaki, Ruth Hammond and Judy Pascoe respectively� The titles centre on the fictional version of the Gosney family’s pet cat Sammy and his adventures with a cast of colourful characters� Among the real people featuring in the book series are former All Saints Anglican Church Reverend Bruce Keeley and New Zealand Olympic kayaking champion Ian Ferguson� Mr Gosney says he’s thrilled to be able to display his written creations to such a large audience in Beijing� He hopes to take advantage of China’s growing demand for English language reading material� “Beijing is one of world’s great cit- ies and the awesome thing is we are taking Howick with us,” says the 63-year-old� “If we are successful it would go from being an expensive hobby to a business� We are promoting Howick at the same time and are pretty proud of that�” Mr Gosney publicises his children’s books through his weekly The Gavvy Gav Show, broadcast on Howick Vil- lage Radio (local area 88�1FM and online at www�howickvillageradio� co�nz) from 9pm on Saturdays to 2am on Sundays� Each time he takes to the airwaves the father-of-two plays to his listen- ing audience the Sammy Two Shoes Song, written and performed by musician Darryl McAlister, known as Uncle D� Mr Gosney hopes to one day see his books in New Zealand and Chi- nese schools and libraries� The Beijing International Book Fair might help make his dream become a reality� “We want to get our books into the Chinese school system and would like to see them go worldwide,” says Mr Gosney� “I also hope they succeed in New Zealand� If they become household titles we will have done very well�” Howick author Gavin Gosney’s Sammy Two Shoes children’s books cost $15� They’re sold at the Classy Crafts market, open 9am-1pm on Saturdays at All Saints Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick, and can be bought online at the site www� sammytwoshoes�co�nz� MEOW – NI HAO: Children’s book writer Gavin Gosney’s Sammy Two Shoes titles will be publicly displayed at the Beijing International Book Fair this month. Times photo Wayne Martin Author purrs with pride THE SOUND OF EXCITEMENT Times arts reporter Chris Harrowell talks with young Melody Lui-Webster about her role in The Sound of Music stage production. Page 9 MINISTER GETS AN EDUCATION Hekia Parata, the Education Minister, recently visited schools in East Auckland and got lessons in innovative teaching philosophies. Page 5 wIN bOOkS The Times has a copy of each of Howick children’s book author Gavin Gosney’s four Sammy Two Shoes titles to give away. Write your name and daytime contact details on the back of an envelope and send it to: Sammy Book Competition, Times Newspapers, PO Box 259-243, Botany, Auckland 2163, or enter online at www.times.co.nz.
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