Ruth visited St Johns Concordia Junior College in Highgate on Monday and was delighted to receive this terrific collage they'd made of characters from her books! The collage includes Captain Congo and Pug, Stella by the sea, Rose from Catland and even Thorpey the fish. Thanks, guys!
Just months after it was named a notable book for 2016 by the Children's Book Council, Ruth Starke's My Gallipoli has been shortlisted in the 2016 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards.
My Gallipoli has been listed in the non-fiction category, which carries a prize of $15,000. It will also be eligible for the major Premier's Prize which awards $25,000 to the most outstanding book overall.
The winners will be announced on Monday, October 3 2016.
Ruth with "Captain Congo" and "An Anzac Tale" illustrator Greg Holfeld
Ruth had a great time "monkeying around" (pun fully intended) at the Adelaide Mini Comic Con, held at the Flinders Street Markets last weekend.
Along with illustrator Greg Holfeld, she signed copies of her popular "Captain Congo" graphic novel series for fans, as well as "An Anzac Tale".
Ruth's books were among dozens of cool graphic novels and comics up for sale by local artists and authors.
If you missed out, don't worry: you can order copies of Captain Congo in Ruth's new online shop!
"The Captain Congo books are the perfect bedtime stories. All pictures, but with enough words and story to last over two nights. Plus they reward re-reading and watching for lurking clues." - Sam Franzway, father of Charlie, 6