Since his first book Jessica’s Box was published in 2008 Peter Carnavas has had four books published by New Frontier. The fourth book, Last Tree in the City has just been released.
Each one of Peter’s books develops as a moving story with a gentle message.
They give a child something to think about and something to take away with them. For the most part his books give children solutions to difficult situations.
Peter has the advantage of being able to illustrate his own work; this allows the text and illustrations to work seamlessly together.
At the age of 30 this young primary school teacher from the Sunshine Coast has been ever so quietly producing beautiful, poignant picture books for children and adults to share.
On Sunday 31st October we will be launching Peter’s latest environmentally themed picture book, Last Tree in the City at Avid Reader in Brisbane at 10am. If you are around we would love to see you. Molly Palmer from Brisbane Writers’ Festival will be launching the book.
You will be treated to a visual display of Peter Carnavas’ work and be able to watch him create some of his favourite characters. Peter will also share some of his inspiration behind the creation of his latest book.
Peter’s first book was published in April 2008, his fourth in October 2010. That is quite an achievement. We will be celebrating his success in style on Sunday.
You may even get a sneak peek at his next book.