David Webby’s ‘The Misadventures of Harry and Larry: The Chosen Ones’
Launch — Hobart Bookshop (youtube: 3mins 09 secs)
Two bush Mice, Harry and Larry, from the Bunya Mountains become trapped in a 4WD owned by two humans, known as Charlie and Izzy Humbledink, and are thrust into an exciting adventure all the way up the east coast of Australia. On the way, Wilmar, Queen Mother of all Humpback Whales in the vast ocean, reveals to them the Prophecy that they are the Chosen Ones that will save the world.
What does this mean?
How can two simple bush Mice change the way humans think and act?
Find out as Harry and Larry travel with their human friends to explore the lush landscape of the tropical north of Australia; they also survive some often-scary encounters with local inhabitants, and they call on the skills gained in Mouse Scouts to get them out of trouble. This is a pair of Mice who find that there is more to life than they knew, and destiny was not an easy way to discover their worth…come on an adventure and share the fun and learning with Harry and Larry!
David was born in New Zealand, but during a working holiday in Australia in 1984, he decided Australia was the place for him, and has lived here ever since. In early 2017, he and his wife moved to Tasmania, and settled in the beautiful Huon Valley with their two labradoodles. David is a podiatrist by trade, and enjoys bushwalking, photography, gardening, and bee keeping. His inspiration to write comes from his love for trees and wildlife, and his memories of childhood exploration. He includes a richness of history and culture in his writing that has come from extensive travels, both within Australia and overseas.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: M. K. PERRING
After traveling all over the world before moving and living in Australia I’ve always had a passion for the creative arts, going straight into film and television for secondary education. After improving my skills for a few years independently, I came across University to advance my skills in filmmaking and Animation. I started working on a personal project on YouTube accumulating over 2.5 million views collectively with a fan base dedicated to my storytelling and character design. Having finished a Bachelor of Animation, I am constantly exposed to creative environments and learning more programs and methods while working in teams to be ready for industry.