Online FrankTALK with Ursula Dubosarsky

Frankston City Libraries

Event Date: 
24 November 2020
Author / Presenters: 
Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of many outstanding books, both for young adults and for children, and has won several national literary awards, and is the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2020-2021.

Join us as she chats about her latest release, Pierre’s Not There, about a girl who transforms into a dog, a magic puppet show with the power to change lives and a story about the mysteries of the imagination.

Lara had always wished she was a dog, and one day, just for a short time, she actually became one. This is how it happened.

In a mulberry brick house on the harbour that Lara explores while her mother cleans, Lara meets Pierre, a boy about her age with a beautiful antique puppet theatre. With his puppets, he tells her a story about a boy whose family has been eaten by wolves. The boy is lost. He needs to find his grandmother. Lara takes the part of a dog, but suddenly she can no longer tell where she ends and Dog begins. Or is she Wolf? Caught up in Pierre's story, Lara has to fight to protect her identity - and her new friend. Can she help Pierre find his way home?

Pierre's Not There is a lyrical, captivating and imaginative story that can be read on many levels.

Please join us for this online event at 12.30pm on Tuesday 24 November, via Zoom. Bookings are essential.

Ursula’s books are available to borrow on our digital library or to reserve for collection, with you Frankston City Libraries membership. Take a look at our library catalogue here:

Ursula’s books are also available to purchase from Robinsons Bookshop here:

Event Details:

Online FrankTALK with Ursula Dubosarsky
Tuesday 24 November at 12.30pm
Via Zoom