Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

The Girl Who Touched the Stars with Bonnie Hancock

Delve into the captivating journey of resilience and self-discovery with world-record holder Bonnie Hancock as she shares her inspiring narrative in “The Girl Who Touched the Stars.”

Embark on a riveting adventure spanning 254 days and 12,700 kilometers, navigating through the challenges of sea sickness, encounters with sharks and crocodiles, and the vast expanse of the ocean. Bonnie’s remarkable achievement of completing the fastest circumnavigation by paddle around Australia pales in comparison to the profound lessons she learned along the way. Through testing the boundaries of her mental and physical endurance, she unearthed the essence of overcoming adversity, emphasizing the significance of teamwork and perspective.

In “The Girl Who Touched the Stars,” readers will discover a multifaceted tale—a love story, a travel memoir, and a thrilling exploration of human ambition juxtaposed against the awe-inspiring forces of nature. Yet, at its core, the book serves as a poignant reminder of the transformative journey of self-discovery, illustrating the power of overcoming self-doubt, forging meaningful connections with others, and embracing one’s true identity. Bonnie’s narrative eloquently portrays the indomitable resilience of the human spirit and underscores the profound importance of reaching for the stars.

Copies of “The Girl Who Touched the Stars” will be available for purchase and signing during the event, offering attendees the opportunity to delve deeper into Bonnie’s remarkable story and draw inspiration from her remarkable odyssey.


Feb 09 2024


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



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Manly Library, 1 Market Place
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