The Friendly Games

Kaye Baillie, Fiona Burrows

In 1956 Melbourne hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Student John Wing was so proud of his country, one of the friendliest places on earth. But when world tensions dominated the news, John wrote an urgent letter suggesting how to change the Closing Ceremony to bring all nations together as one.

Readers will take heart from the story’s inspirational message and its relevance today – that young people, like the passionate yet humble John Wing, can effect change.

- Maura Pierlot,

Picture book

Kaye Baillie

Kaye Baillie began writing stories and making books during the long, hot summer holidays on the orchard where she grew up in Victoria. Kaye has a strong interest in researching and writing stories about unique individuals and events.

MidnightSun Publishing

MidnightSun Publishing is a small press based in Adelaide dedicated to finding new and unknown voices in Australia and overseas. We publish works in diverse fields and genres including, but not limited to children’s fiction, literary fiction, Young Adult fiction, and short fiction anthologies.