Let kids’ writer and The Chaser comedian Andrew Hansen and author and illustrator Jessica Roberts take you on a madcap adventure through an extraordinary lost city of animal mummies. With music and readings, they bring to life Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard, their book about a boy who finds new friends in the ancient city of Mumphis and encounters spooky sights, including an undead sorceress who shoots fireballs (from her nostrils!) and a pharaoh’s beard with strange powers. Rec. 6+.

Andrew Hansen (Australian)

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When Andrew Hansen isn't writing about animal mummies, he writes and performs comedy. He hops on stage whenever he feels brave enough. Working with his friends in a group called The Chaser, he's written funny newspapers and books. The Chaser have also made TV shows with silly names like Media Circus, The Hamster Wheel, The Chaser's War On Everything, and even one called CNNNN, which has more Ns in a row than any other show.

Jessica Roberts (Australian)

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Jessica Roberts writes, draws and films stories. Jessica grew up surrounded by an odd collection of pets including dogs, quails, chickens, sheep, goats, rabbits and a donkey who’d bite holes in your clothes if you weren’t careful. During a trip to Egypt, Jessica got the idea for Bab Sharkey and the Animal Mummies: The Weird Beard when she saw real mummified animals in a spooky museum.