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From wobbling jelly to cheeky dragons... It's all happening at Stratford Literary Festival's children's events this weekend



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This weekend the Stratford Literary Festival is hosting some great events for children.

Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell is just one of the leading names in the Stratford Literary Festival’s programme of events for young people this year. The creator of worldwide success, How to Train Your Dragon, will be discussing the conclusion to her best-selling series, The Wizards of Once, in a live online event on Sunday.

Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell
Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell

In fact all of tomorrow will be entirely devoted to children’s events and a number of big names will be providing quality entertainment for all ages. The nation’s storyteller and award-winning author of War Horse and Private Peaceful, Sir Michael Morpurgo, will be sharing insights into two of his latest books for both young and older readers: The Birthday Duck and A Song of Gladness. Bestselling author and illustrator of the much-loved Tom Gates series, Liz Pichon, will be talking about Ten Trememdous Tales celebrating 10 years since Tom Gate became the nation’s favourite.

Other events will include an introduction to the new Ballet Bunnies series from Swapna Reddy, a crash course in How to be Cooler than Cool with Sean Taylor, and some lessons in confidence and being yourself from Michelle Robinson & Tom Knight as they discuss their latest book, When Jelly Had a Wobble.

Michael Morpurgo. (43898429)
Michael Morpurgo. (43898429)

For young quiz-nuts, author Christopher Lloyd will be running an interactive Family Quiz live online that everyone can get involved with today (Saturday) at 5pm, with a chance to win a signed copy of his latest book the Britannica All New Children’s Encyclopaedia.

Although much of the Festival will take place online this year, several in-person workshops will be running for young people under Covid-compliant conditions. The following week, Saturday 22nd May Stratford Primary School will also be hosting hands-on craft events with the brilliant Aardman modellers, returning to Stratford to show participants of all ages how to create much loved characters Shaun the Sheep, Feathers McGraw and Morph.

Book now at www.stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk



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