By Ge­orge, it was Book­tac­u­lar!

Kyabram Free Press - - NEWS - By Michael Mat­tingly

AUTHOR of the You Choose series of books Ge­orge Ivanoff was on deck last week to help of­fi­cially open the Kyabram P-12 ‘Book­tac­u­lar’.

The Book­tac­u­lar, which ran from Au­gust 20-24, was the col­lege’s big­gest ever cel­e­bra­tion of Book Week. It was or­gan­ised and run by P-12 Col­lege li­brary co­or­di­na­tor Jen Sar­gant.

Mr Ivanoff spoke to P-12 Col­lege Foun­da­tion stu­dents about how im­por­tant – and fun – books can be.

“You are all so very lucky to have a full week of cel­e­brat­ing books,” he said.

“As an author peo­ple think I must have al­ways loved books, but I haven’t.

“In fact, when I was your age, I was what they called a ‘re­luc­tant reader’.”

The foun­da­tion stu­dents loved Mr Ivanoff’s quirky and en­er­getic na­ture.

“But then, some­thing changed, I found the ‘right’ book,” he said to them.

“It was called The Won­der­ful Flight to the Mush­room Planet.

“And I re­alised it wasn’t read­ing I didn’t like, I just hadn’t found the right book. So if any of you say you don’t like read­ing, I don’t be­lieve you. You just haven’t found the right book.”

The week-long Book­tac­u­lar con­cluded on Fri­day with the school’s Book Week pa­rade.

YOU’RE BOOKED — P-12 prin­ci­pal Stu­art Bott and author Ge­orge Ivanoff jointly launched the school’s Book­tac­u­lar.

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