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Bethany Loveridge talks Rowan of Rin - Kidlit Classics podcast Episode 1

About this episode’s KidLit Classic:

Rowan of Rin is a middle grade classic from one of Australia’s most-loved authors, Emily Rodda. Published in 1993, it won the CBCA Book of the Year for Younger Readers in 1994. A further four books went on to be published in the series.

In this episode we discuss what Rowan of Rin is about, why guest Bethany Loveridge chose it, Australian children's fantasy in the 90s, and end with a dramatic reading.

About this week’s guest, Bethany Loveridge:

Bethany Loveridge is an arts education professional, who has worked for a variety of schools, museums, and arts associations, including the Queensland Art Teachers Association. She is passionate about cultivating vibrant and meaningful learning experiences in the arts, but also loves storytelling. Recently she was awarded an ASA/Copyright Agency Award Mentorship and is working on her debut middle grade trilogy. She is the face behind the bookstagram account Bettys Book Club, now @bethanyloveridgeauthor.

Connect with Bethany Loveridge: Instagram: @bethanyloveridgeauthor / Website:

Connect with host Sam-Ellen Bound: Instagram @samellenb / Website

To find out more about Emily Rodda:

Buy Rowan of Rin here.

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Opening and Outro music:

‘Funny Whimsical Music’ by MoodMode, accessed via Storyblocks. Purchased and used under Storyblocks’Royalty-Free Individual License Agreement.

Sound files:

‘Crackling Fireplace – Nature Sounds‘ by JuliusH. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.

‘Antique-rocking-chair’ by alienistcog. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.

‘whispers (loop)’ by HAndLol. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.

‘Suspensefull Drone’ by Liecio. Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.


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