Christopher Paolini – The Inheritance Cycle

Have you read or heard of the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini? I attended a talk by the author, organised by The Wheeler Centre. The Inheritance Cycle is a fantasy series. Chrisptopher wrote his first book when he graduated from high school at the age of 15. It is hard to believe that he didn’t like to read as a child. He started to enjoy reading when he imagined the pictures of the story in his head. It was very entertaining and enjoyable.

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little big shots

I went to the launch of Melbourne’s International Film Festival for kids, Little Big Shots. It was great fun. The MCs were very funny and we got to see the awards being handed out.

I saw:

A Mouse for Sale – cartoon that was very funny.

I Am A Green Tree Frog – claymation done by a primary school. The song is very catchy. I can still hear it singing in my head.

Play Lunch – This was my favourite one. This was about friendship and kindness.

The Vaccum Kid – This was a documentary about a boy that collects vacuum cleaners. I thought it was weird that a boy would collect vacuum cleaners.

I loved Little Big Shots last year and again this year. It is a great international film festival for kids, well actually all ages. Little Big Shots gets a 10/10! For Sydney dates click here.

Starchaser

Starchaser is a play by the  Arena Theatre Company. Congratulations to Lally Katz on a beautiful story. 

Starchaser is about a girl called Catta whose parents had died. She believed if she didn’t cry her parents would come back to life. Catta has a young brother called Tommy who cried about his parents, so he couldn’t go with Catta to chase the star Atlier. Catta went on an exciting adventure to find the star Atlier and bring her parents back to life.  

I really enjoyed  Starchaser, it was sad but also funny. It was like a book you couldn’t put down, I was always wondering what would happen next. I learned that you have to live your life.

I enjoyed Starchaser and recommend it for ages 8+.