- There are forty-two (forty-two!) contributing authors.
- It has many evil geniuses, including, but not limited to: a rock intent on world-domination, a science teacher who can’t dance, a soiled nappy-shooting mastermind, a swarm of sugar-crazed wasps, and one regular old evil guy.
- Three of the stories are actually comics. Or put another way, eighteen of the comics are actually entirely devoid of pictures.
- The stories are accompanied by excerpts from the letters that the authors and students posted to each other discussing how the stories would be written – kind of like a director’s commentary option in a DVD extras menu, but paper-based.
- Proceeds from the sale of the book go back into supporting 100 Story Building programs.
- The story titles in this book are better than the story titles in any other book. Here are just a few examples: ‘Y-front Jocks and Footy’, ‘Odie and the Exploding Toilet’, ‘Generation Nappy’, ‘Super Cat vs. the Evil Guy’.
Don’t you just wish you had your own copy to read? For ages 10+.
Issue 1, for ages 8+.
- If you go to a Vampire and Werewolf school, only vampires have to do a flying test and only werewolves have to do a sprinting test, but everyone has to do science and history tests.
- The Age is where you hear all breaking news, including everything about the asteroid impact on Zorax.
- Being a zombie can really suck. Suck brains, that is.
The Editorial Board promises that all purchasers have a spot reserved on the last spaceship to leave Earth.
Issue 2, for ages 8+ who don’t mind scary stories.
A blurb can’t unravel the mysteries of the universe for you. (After all, we got an adult to write it.) So the only thing to do really, is to go ahead and get sucked in to early harvest!
Issue 3, for ages 10+ who don’t mind stories dealing in darkness and mystery.
You have just downloaded early harvest issue 4. This ‘paper’ stuff might seem low-tech, but look within for tales of great technological wizardry, from robotic cats and raging cyborgs to troublesome printers and teleportation.
Delivered to you by the advanced technology of the printing press, these pages showcase stories for young readers by the people that know them the best: young writers! And possibly Shaun Tan, but you can decide that.
Created by young editors from Footscray Primary School, Footscray West Primary School, St Monica’s Footscray Primary School and St John’s Primary School.
Featuring young writers and illustrators from Footscray Primary School, Kensington Primary School, Deer Park North Primary School, Altona Primary School, North Melbourne Primary School, St Monica’s Footscray Primary School and Gilmore College for Girls.
Issue 4, for ages 8+ who aren’t afraid of the future.
Early Harvest has done THE IMPOSSIBLE!
The 2016 issue of Early Harvest has been curated by a team of young editors from schools in Melbourne’s west. They have pulled together a mind-bending collection of stories, quizzes and games around the theme of THE IMPOSSIBLE.
There are worms that are afraid of the dark, philosophical bunnies, mutant meatballs, shapeshifting creatures, a unicorn doing the latest dance craze and emojis that come to life!
The stories in this issue come from authors Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton (creators of the Treehouse series) and Alice Pung (author of Laurinda and Unpolished Gem) – and from young writers at schools Melbourne’s west including Catholic Regional College St Albans, St Monica’s Catholic Primary School, Holy Eucharist Primary School, Footscray West Primary School, Footscray Primary School, Wembley Primary School and St John’s Catholic School.
All profits from sales of Early Harvest go back to 100 Story Building to run free literacy programs.
Featuring young writers plus award-winning authors and illustrators, including Sally Rippin, Terry Denton, Sherryl Clark, Paul Collins, Jen Breach and Evi Oetomo. What are you waiting for? Get reading!
You can also purchase these books on the Good Spender site.