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Book Launch: Drew Bale’s Kingdom of the Creek

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Book Launch: Drew Bale’s Kingdom of the Creek

Thu 27 May at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mr Bale is well known in his local school at Orange and has enjoyed success with his first novel Following the Leader. COVID-19 shutdowns prevented celebrations and now he has published a second book – Creek Crew: Kingdom of the Creek.

So join us at Orange City Library when we celebrate Drew’s writing, launch his second book and hear what’s next for this author.

About Creek Crew:

Hunter is a young man who has lived in several different homes in his short life. Because of this he has few friends, but instead he has a wild imagination.

Finally, his family settles in a new house, one where he is expected to stay for some time. He discovers that out the back is an area that is yet to be explored, with vast grassy paddocks, swift flowing creeks, sludge filled swamps and tree covered hills.

Along with this new environment he also becomes fast friends with the neighbours, and together they imagine all sorts of games, adventures and mischief.

Life occurs in an around the small group, who call themselves the Creek Crew, and eventually they are faced with a choice. Do they continue to have fun and play together, or do they grow up and leave it all behind them like life expects them to.

The story is based on true events, real people and places, and is set within Orange itself. For anyone who found their own fun by stepping outside and just, playing.


Orange City Library
147 Byng Street, Civic Precinct
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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