Fergus the Ferry author visits Watsons Bay Library

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  • Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
    Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
  • Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
    Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
  • Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
    Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
  • Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
    Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
  • Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
    Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne and John Williamson-Noble at Watsons Bay Library
    Library; Youth and families; Watsons Bay

Published 11 February 2020

Watson’s Bay Library hosted a special Story Time on Tuesday 11 February, celebrating the Fergus the Ferry book series and their author John Williamson-Noble, who was joined by Woollahra Mayor Susan Wynne for a special reading of the books for local kids.

The Fergus the Ferry series has been very popular with young readers at Woollahra Libraries and John has kindly donated copies of his books to the library over the years.

A former Woollahra resident and Watsons Bay Library member, John was inspired to write Fergus the Ferry for his young son during his daily commute on the Rose Bay ferry. John works as a corporate lawyer and writing the books gave him a welcome break from his day job. The success of the first Fergus the Ferry book led to the publication of a series of 24 Fergus books and the launch of a Fergus the Ferry website featuring resources for children, parents and teachers, including animated versions of the books.

The Fergus books feature stories about the importance of friendship and sharing in a rhyming style that is engaging for both parents and children to read together.

“It’s lovely to see a series of books set on beautiful Sydney Harbour that have been so popular with younger readers in the Woollahra Community. Over the years John has generously donated his books and his time to Woollahra Libraries and we would like to thank him for his contribution.” Mayor Wynne said.

Story Time for pre-schoolers and Rhyme Time sessions for toddlers are held at Watsons Bay, Woollahra Library at Double Bay and Paddington Library each week during school terms. Sessions are free and no booking is required.

More information

Visit our website for more info on Woollahra Libraries’ children’s program.

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