Release day today for To the Bridge – a true story of 9 year old Lennie Gwyther and his remarkable pony – Ginger Mick

Like so many books, today is release day for To the Bridge, a picture book illustrated by the masterful Andrew McLean, published by Black Dog Books/Walker Books Australia and written by me.

To the Bridge is the true story of  9 year old Lennie Gwyther, who rode his faithful pony, Ginger Mick, 1000 kilometres, alone, to see the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

There were to be many celebrations for this important book which gives, in picture book format, a precious piece of our Australian social history – including a Sydney launch on 19 March, the 88th Anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and at the REALM Library in Melbourne this Saturday.

We were fortunate to have one launch go ahead on 12 March in Leongatha which was where the story began. If you’d like to read more about this, please refer to my previous blog posts.

This book will still be out there for sale in our wonderful bookshops who will be posting out copies or of course, you can purchase online.

I know that signed copies can be purchased at the following beautiful bookshops:

The Little Bookroom – (03) 9387 9837 Email:  books@littlebookroom.com.au

Collins Booksellers Croydon –  (03) 9723 5577 Email: croydon@collinsbooks.com.au

Dymocks Eastland – (03) 9876 8255

News Extra Leongatha – (03) 5662 2084 Email:  leonews@tpg.com.au

The Children’s Bookshop, Glebe, Sydney – (02) 9481 8811

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    Julie Murphy Congratulations on the release of another beautiful picture book, Corinne. What a wonderful (and amazing) story!
    April 1, 2020 at 11:06 am · Reply
    • Corinne Fenton
      corinne Thank you, Julie. Incredible resilience and determination for a 9 year old boy, and his 9 year old pony. Hope all is well with you. x
      April 2, 2020 at 9:49 am · Reply