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Author and Illustrator of new children’s book ‘Barossa Nanna and the Lonely Chook’ to appear at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market

26 March 2014

Continuing our commitment to bring interesting and inspirational speakers for our community to enjoy, the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market will be showcasing local author Heather Gordon and illustrator Moira Brennan on 12 April, 2014.

Barossa locals Heather and Moira have teamed up to produce ‘Barossa Nanna and the Lonely Chook’, a lively and colourful children’s book perfect for adding to your home library.  The authors will appear at the Farmers Market to chat about their book, and will personally sign each copy, which will be available for sale on the day.

Heather Gordon lives at Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley.  A busy grandmother, mosaic artist, and avid gardener, Heather believes that reading teaches children about the world around them, enabling them to develop empathy by identifying with the character in the story.  With her grandson living overseas, Heather creates mosaics and writes her books to share with her grandson her life in the Barossa Valley.

Moira Brennan calls Truro in the Barossa Valley home.  A new mother, scientist and veterinarian, Moira has combined her interests in wildlife and art in her illustrations. Her inspiration for this project was her own and Heather’s pet chickens. Moira reads to her young son and believes children need to be read to from an early age so they not only learn but have that special bonding time crucial to their development.  This is her first book.

The authors will appear at the Farmers Market at the Mt. Pleasant Showgrounds on Saturday, 12 April, 2014.  The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is open every Saturday 8am – 12 noon.

Managed by a local not-for-profit incorporated community group, the Market is proud to provide local employment, support sustainable farming, and provide an affordable local food shopping experience for locals and visitors to the region. 

All market profits are used to keep the market running and support other local community groups and initiatives.  

For more information, contact Terese 0418 301 121 or email managermpfm@bigpond.com.

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