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Andy Griffith's Book Launch of The 39-Storey Treehouse

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"On the road again, Just can't wait to get on the road again," Willie Nelson.

I can't help but be reminded of Willie Nelson's song as Australia's most popular children's au thor, Andy Griffiths, embarks on his annual tour to various parts of the country to launch his latest book The 39-Storey Treehouse.

"These days, increasingly," says Andy, "over the last few years I have noticed, we do large family style events around the country, and the adults are enjoying it every bit as much as the kids. They are also enjoying the kid's enjoyment of the material."

Andy Griffiths Book Launch
Andy Griffiths

The 39-Storey Treehouse, the third in the series, brings together all the elements of humour, nonsense, a little bit [of] silly and a little bit of naughty, some sweet and charming and a lot of real friendship between the three main characters, that appeals to kids and really makes the nonsense go down very easily.

Andy remembers his cousin having a tree house and thinking, "how cool this is, you know, the real world is way below us; we were involved in whatever game, totally immersed in it; a very joyful kind of experience. I began to realise the same experience when Terry and I would go away for a week and would just write and draw, and it felt like it's my cousin and I, playing in the tree house again. I wanted to try and capture that sense of feeling and convey that in an entertaining way, of what it is [actually] like writing a book. "

Andy Griffiths Book Launch
Andy and Terry at work.

What originally began as Andy and Terry's adventures in a 13-storey treehouse, became 26 storeys, and now with the latest book, its their astonishing The 39- Storey Treehouse. Prepare yourself to jump on the world's highest trampoline, toast marshmallows in an active volcano, swim in the chocolate waterfall, pat baby dinosaurs, meet a boxing elephant called the Trunkinator, disco on a light-up dance floor, fly in a jet-propelled swivel chair, ride the world's most frightening roller coaster and meet the worlds greatest UN-inventor, Professor Stupido.

What's stopping you? Come on up!

Andy Griffiths Book Launch
The 13-Storey Treehouse.
Andy Griffiths Book Launch
The 26-Storey Treehouse.

You'll need to quickly book for this event as reservations fill very quickly. However, if you should miss out in attending the launch, it will be possible to meet Andy afterwards, as he will be signing copies of his books, which will be on display.

Here are some wonderful opportunities to meet and hear Andy at these Public Events:

Sydney: Tuesday 3rd September, 4.00pm
Leichhardt Town Hall (hosted by Shearer's Bookshop)
107 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Free event. Bookings required. Call 02 9572 7766

Sydney: Wed 4th September, Sydney:
Indigenous Literacy Day
The Sydney Opera House
for more details visit

Brisbane: Saturday 7th September, 10.30am
Brisbane Square Library
Opposite Treasury Gardens, Brisbane CBD
Free event. Bookings required. Contact Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 4166

Brisbane: Saturday 7th September, 1.30pm
Dymocks Indooroopilly
L2, Shop 3013, Indooroopilly S/C
318-322 Moggill Road, Indooroopilly QLD 4068
Enquires call 07 3878 5544

Brisbane: Sunday 8th September, 10.00am
BOOK SIGNING: Big W Chermside
Gympie Road

Brisbane: Sunday 8th September, 3.00pm
BOOK SIGNING: Riverbend Books
193 Oxford Street, Bulimba QLD
For all enquires please call 07 3899 8555

Ipswich: Monday 9th September, 6.00pm
PUBLIC EVENT: Ipswich Girls Grammar
Cnr Queen Victoria Pde & Chermside Road, Ipswich
Hosted by: StoryArts Festival
Free event. Bookings required. for all enquiries visit

Perth: Wednesday 11th September, 6.30pm
PUBLIC EVENT: Aquinas College (Hosted by Dymocks Garden City)
58 Mount Henry Road, Salter Point WA 6152
Free event. Bookings required. Contact 08 9364 7687

Adelaide Monday 16th September, 6.30pm
Venue: Marion Cultural Centre in conjunction with Booked at North Adelaide.
287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046
Free event. Bookings required. Contact 08 8375 6855

Melbourne: Sunday 29th September, 10.00am
Dymocks Collins Street
234 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Free event. For all enquiries contact 03 9660 8500

Melbourne: Saturday 26th October, 10.30am
Meet Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
Farrells Bookshop
143 Main Street, Mornington VIC 3931
Tel: 03 5975 5034

Melbourne: Friday 8th November, 6pm
An Evening with Andy Griffiths
Williamstown Library
104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, Victoria.
Free event. Bookings: Ph 9932 4170

Melbourne: Saturday 16th November, 11.00am
A Morning with Andy Griffiths
Northcote Library, 32-38 Separation Street Northcote.
For enquiries phone the library on 03 8470 8800

Lorne: Saturday 30th November, Victoria 10.30am
Book Signing
Lorne Beach Books
108A Mountjoy Pde
Lorne VIC 3232
For all enquiries please call 03 5289 2489
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Why? Wonderful opportunity for children and adults to meet popular children's author Andy Griffiths and enjoy some fun, excitement and entertainment.
When: See article for dates and venues.
Where: Various venues around Australia; Sydney Opera House; Leichhardt, NSW;Brisbane CBD; Indooroopilly QLD; Chermside QLD; Bulimba QLD; Ipswich QLD; Salter Point WA; Melbourne CBD; Mornington VIC; Williamstown VIC; Northcote VIC; Lorne VIC;
Cost: FREE. Books purchased being autographed by Andy.
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Would have lived to go to this but its almost one month aho in perth!! Why tell us so late!!
by rainb (score: 0|4) 2856 days ago
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