Ten-year-old Halle Driver has become the fourth published author to emerge from the Vodafone Warriors’ Konica Minolta-sponsored League in Libraries programme.
A student at Verran Primary School on Auckland’s North Shore, Halle was last week presented with a copy of her book ‘Lost & Found’ by Vodafone Warriors reading captain Ben Henry.
Attending the event were Halle’s proud parents and brother Joe along with senior students from Verran Primary. Halle’s father Isaac features in the story.
Illustrated by Paul Cornwell from Reap Creative, ‘Lost & Found’ follows three previous League in Libraries stories which were turned into books.
In 2011 Konica Minolta published ‘The Jerome Ropati Story’, written by Kohdaysa Rajabi from Panmure Bridge School. It was followed by ‘Room 22 Saves the Day’ by Mackenzie Adams from Dominion Road School in 2012 and ‘The Lucky Ball’ by Murray Bay School’s Brian Kim last year.
Halle is the second of three children. Her sister Jaana is in year nine at Birkenhead College (where former Vodafone Junior Warriors captain David Bhana was head boy) and her brother Joe is in year five at Verran Primary School.
To mark the publication of Halle Driver’s ‘Lost & Found’, we have 10 copies of the book to give away.
Vodafone Warriors community relations manager Petrece Kesha said entry packs for the 2015 League in Libraries competition will be launched by Konica Minolta at the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association next month.
The competition will also be opened up to more schools next year via the club’s website – www.warriors.co.nz – with story writing beginning in the first term of the new school year.