Budding young author Tessa Walker had always dreamed of the day that she would have her own story published.
Thanks to the Read like a Demon (RLAD) program, Tessa was given the opportunity to foster her writing skills and in turn, have her own book published.
Read like a Demon - a program designed to encourage students to have meaningful engagement with literacy - awards one student each year with the prize of having their story published.
Tessa’s story, titled ‘The Race’ was illustrated by renowned artist Jonathan Brocker and will be distributed to primary schools in the City of Casey in 2013.
Tessa’s teacher, Mrs Emptage, said, "We are just thrilled for Tessa that her story will be published. The Read Like a Demon program is a great initiative that is getting first hand results in my classroom."