June 2020 Children's & Young Adult Lead Titles

The Friendly Games Kaye Baillie, illustrated by Fiona Burrows

The Friendly Games
Kaye Baillie, illustrated by Fiona Burrows


Hardback | Jun 2020 | MidnightSun Publishing | 9781925227642 | 256x216mm | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99

Ages 6+

In 1956 Melbourne hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Student John Wing was so proud of his country, one of the friendliest places on earth. But when world tensions dominated the news, John wrote an urgent letter suggesting how to change the Closing Ceremony to bring all nations together as one.

Teachers' Notes available here

Read John Wing's letters to the Olympic Committee here