Garden of the Purple Dragon wins WAYRBA award

I have just returned from three days in Perth. I went there to accept the 2006 WAYRBA Award for Younger Readers for Garden of the Purple Dragon. This is Garden‘s first award and it is my first ‘Children’s Choice’ award, so I was thrilled to receive it. I am in esteemed company as Christopher Paolini’s Eldest won the older readers award and Matthew Reilly’s Hover Car Racer won  the Avis Page Award.

A group from Melville Primary School performed a terrific readers’ theatre piece from the book.

I had a very pleasant three days in the West, visiting schools and having a look around Perth. The WAYRBA committee really looked after me and it was a pleasure to meet these hard-working women who give their time to organise this award and promote reading among young people.

I stayed at Miss Maud’s Swedish Hotel in Perth and a lavish smorgasbord breakfast was included. I am now on a diet!


11 responses to “Garden of the Purple Dragon wins WAYRBA award

  1. im new to ur books but i think theyre really great.rite not im readin Dragon Keeper and i think its a really good book

  2. Wow! your bok is awsome. i read them both three months ago and fell completly in love with them. I am i true fan. Please e-mail me. i would be in complete joy if you did:) 😉 😀 :*

  3. Hey Carole,

    Your books are awsome its always good to read another few good books I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for the rest keep righting your a inspiration to alot of people I leave you with a quote “Don’t stop and never give up” 😛 Good luck with the rest of your books also this is quite a nice website although i did like your old one better, sorry.

  4. owwww, does that mean i have to wait longer for your next book? O well im sure it’ll be worth the wait.

    Good luck.

  5. OMG! really!
    hope your close to then end otherwise you will need to just Write Write Write!

    Well Good luck either way

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