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Five Mile announces Melissa Leong’s ‘A Taste Adventure’ coming this September

Five Mile announces that it will be publishing A Taste of Adventure, a new children’s picture book, written by Melissa Leong, illustrated by Eleonora Arosio and Kitiya Palaskas. Publishing 15 September 2022.

Alexandra Maramenides, CEO of Five Mile said: ‘We are thrilled to be working with Melissa Leong and to be publishing her first book. A Taste Adventure is an absolute delight! It explores the diversity of tastes and global cuisines, encouraging children to be adventurous, savour each taste, and try new things. Melissa brings the joy of that journey to life for children, and we look forward to it inspiring them. Also, the illustrations by Eleonora and Kitiya are stunning.’

Melissa Leong said: ‘I am most excited to be working with Five Mile on my very first book, A Taste Adventure. Why a book for kids? Because the joy of discovering good food and new flavours is something that I cherish most from my childhood. Articulating the excitement of exploring food to our youngest humans has become a great joy of mine and I look forward to sharing and celebrating dishes from around the world, with them.’

About the creators

  • Author Melissa Leong is a TV host, food and travel writer, food media consultant, radio broadcaster, MC and cookbook editor. She is well known for her work as a television host on MasterChef Australia and her various fashion, food and lifestyle adventures on social media
  • Illustrator Eleonora Arosio is based in Melbourne and creates illustrations with bold colours, shapes and characters
  • Cover artist Kitiya Palaskas is an Australian craft-based designer who specialises in playful themes, bold colours and unique intricacies.

Publication date: 15 September 2022

RRP: $24.99 ISBN: 9781922677334

Hardback, 32pp, picture book

Melissa Leong Courtesy of MissusM Creative Management

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