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MidnightSun acquires debut picture book about pioneer aviator

MidnightSun Publishing has acquired world rights to Beverly McWilliams’ first picture book Born to Fly, illustrated by Timothy Ide.

Born to Fly follows the life of Australian farmer Harry Butler, who became one of Australian’s most significant pioneer aviators.

MidnightSun publisher Anna Solding said that McWilliams has ‘the incredible ability to take an important Australian story and present it in such a way that children and adults from around the globe can delight in it’.

‘We want to speak to the next generation and remind them that throughout history people have learned time and time again to fight for who they want to be. What better role model is there than Harry who endlessly pursued his dream?’

Born to Fly will be published in August 2019 to coincide with the centenary of Harry Butler’s historic flight across Gulf St Vincent.



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