Morris Gleitzman visits MAC

We had the honour and pleasure to welcome Morris Gleitzman in our college today.
He is the author of more than 40 books, and one of Australia most popular author. Here at MAC, books in his series Once, Then, Now etc have been on the most-read-booklist for 3 years in a row!
Morris told us the process of creating the story of a beautiful friendship in a most unfriendly world he wrote in Once.
He talked about how characters are his friends in his mind and how he develops their personalities by asking them questions before telling their story.
He explained how problems in stories (as well as in life) are prompting reflections and interesting series of actions.
He says what going on inside during the decision making process is as interesting as the resulting action.
By imagining what it feels like, the reader not only gives life to the story but also learns more about himself.
What a nice lesson, heard by most our Year 7 and 8 students!

Favourite book poster competition

Because peer recommendations is one of the best way to encourage reading, the library is organising a poster competition again this year. Favourite book posters will be displayed in the library to help you find your next read.

Design a poster promoting your favourite book or books on your own paper or on a template from the library or here: Favourite Book poster or Favourite Books poster.

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Posters must include:

  • The title of the book
  • The author name
  • Genres and/or keywords
  • Who the book is recommended to (Boys, Girls or both, Age…)
  • An illustration (could be a photocopy of the book cover)
  • Your name and whanau

Bring back your creation to the library by the 28st August.

All eligible posters will earn points for your house… and a lolly!
The authors of the 3 nicest posters will win a book voucher.

It’s a house competition so get in there!