Celebrate this children's book launch at Cowra Library!
Join us on Thursday 2nd December from 6:30pm when we host an author talk for local author Lusi Austin as she launches her debut children’s book Jack’s Visit To Cowra.
Lusi has written articles for Live Central West and Kindling & Sage Magazines. She presents at the Australian Homeschool Summit and writes about her experiences as a homeschooling mother on her blog.
Jack's Visit to Cowra is the story of a young city boy who travels to the country to spend the weekend with his grandparents. While there, Jack hears the compelling story of a Japanese man being found by his Pa in a chicken coop many years ago.
Cowra was chosen as a place to have a camp of captured Japanese soldiers. Pa recalls the night that the soldiers broke out. Jack’s Visit To Cowra also deals with the post-war restoration and friendship that occurred between Japan and Australia because of the kindness shown by the people of Cowra.
As a homeschooling Mum, Lusi was keen to teach her children Cowra’s local history. She wanted the information to be accessible to all children and felt the best way to achieve this was through Jack's fictitious story based on the real events of The Cowra Breakout.