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Read Like a Girl with your Dad 2021

Date Published: 31/05/2021

Attention Dads

We invite you to take a part in your daughter’s reading journey by coming along to our Read Like a Girl with your Dad event to be held in the iCentre on Tuesday 20 July. It’s guaranteed to be a huge success, so see the details below, purchase your ticket and start reading!

(Please note, our definition of a dad is very broad and includes dads, step-dads, grandads, uncles, brothers or other significant persons (of any gender) who support the education of our students and want to be involved).

How to take part

This requires you to read a book and have some fun with your daughter by attending an author & pizza evening. This year our book is the novel called A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg.

  1. Purchase a ticket on the College Events Calendar on the Mount Alvernia College website.  The $20 ticket price includes one copy of the book A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg and attendance for dad/s and daughter/s at the author & pizza evening.

… send your daughter a copy or screenshot of the receipt and she can bring it to the iCentre to collect your copy of the book

  1. Read the book.

… both/all of you

  1. Mark your diary – Tuesday 20 July, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

…. to bring your daughter/s to the Mt Alvernia iCentre for a Pizza and author night where you will have the opportunity to listen to Barry Jonsberg, the author of A Song Only I Can Hear.

If you would like more than one copy of the novel, we can arrange this for you.  The price to purchase an additional copy of the novel is $16.99. Please contact Mrs. Rebecca Bonavia to arrange this ( or 36328575).

A Song Only I Can Hear

Barry Jonsberg

Barry Jonsberg is a multi-award winning writer for Young Adults and children and an experienced speaker in schools throughout Australia and abroad. He has written over twenty novels and has been published in fifteen countries and translated into many languages.

His bestselling novel, My Life As An Alphabet, published in 2013, was made into a major motion picture, H is for Happiness, in 2019. It won the richest film prize in Australia, headlined the Berlinale International Film Festival in Germany and has been released in multiple countries throughout the world, including the USA.

The same team is currently working on a film of another of Barry’s books, Catch Me If I Fall, which was published in 2020, as well as a television series of A Song Only I Can Hear, published in 2018.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Helen Stower ( or 36328576).

Book now as places are limited and tickets sell quickly!

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