You have the rare chance to buy an original piece of art by beloved children’s author and illustrator Gavin Bishop.
Five limited-edited prints of illustrations from the 2011 children’s book Bruiser (Penguin Random House) are up for auction on Trade Me, with all proceeds going to the Writers in Schools programme.
The large, high-quality ink-jet prints on beautiful watercolour paper would make a special addition to any hallway, child's bedroom or school foyer. Bishop does not sell these original work or prints often so this is a rare opportunity.
In good time for Christmas, these bright and beautiful artworks would look fantastic framed as a pair or matching set and would make a wonderful gift for a young reader.
Bruiser is a story about a bold and brassy digger ploughing up hillsides, trampling down paddocks and crushing rocks in his plan to build a motorway.
That is, until a little chick and a nest fall right in front of him - and Bruiser realises there's more to life than tearing up hillsides. He rescues the chick and builds the family a new nest.
Find the book here.
In 2012, Bruiser won the Storylines Notable Picture Book Award.
Read NZ Te Pou Muramura is honoured to have Gavin as a board member, and director Jo Cribb says the donation of these prints will directly support Writers in Schools visits.
"Four hundred dollars pays for an author to spend a day in a school, inspiring the next generation of readers and writers," says Jo.
The Writers in Schools programme has been at the core of our charity work for over forty years. It inspires tens-of-thousands of children and teenagers to develop a love of reading and writing by bringing a writer or illustrator into their classroom.
Earlier this year, Gavin kindly donated three prints of illustrations from his book Rats! which were also sold through Trade Me. This is the final set of prints we have.