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Bath Children's Literature Festival Tickets

Cressida Cowell - Friday 29th Sept

The multi-million bestselling author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon books is back in Bath for the launch of her exciting new series! Cressida Cowell will introduce you to The Wizards of Once – an exciting, high-adventure story, set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. Cressida will give top tips on becoming an author or illustrator, and share behind-the-scenes details about how the How to Train Your Dragon books became DreamWorks films.

Julia Donaldson - Saturday 30th Sept

Who’s that singing on the Savannah? Get ready to meet The Ugly Five – the loveable characters from Julia Donaldson’s riotous new picture book with Axel Scheffler. Wildebeest and Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Lappet-faced Vulture and Marabou Stork are called ‘The Ugly Five’… but are they really? Join the UK’s number one author for songs, stories and audience participation – and look out for favourites such as Zog, Superworm and… The Gruffalo.

Liz Pichon - Saturday 30th Sept

Join bestselling author and illustrator Liz Pichon for a fun-packed Tom Gates interactive event! There will be reading, drawing and doodling from the books so bring a pencil and paper! And there's even a LIVE performance from Tom’s favourite band in the whole wide world – DUDE3 – playing LIVE DOGZOMBIES tunes. What more could you want? (apart from snacks...)

Jacqueline Wilson - Saturday 7th Oct

Join Bath-born writing superstar and festival favourite Jacqueline Wilson for this amazing event in our biggest venue. Hear her talk about how she started her writing career and created some of her best-loved characters including Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather – both now successful CBBC TV series. For her latest book, Wave Me Goodbye, she turns for the first time to the period of the Second World War. It’s a beautiful, moving story of friendship and bravery against the backdrop of the worst conflict the world has ever known. Every book by Jacqueline Wilson is very special. So is this event…

 

There won’t be a book signing after this event but printed bookplates with Jacqueline’s signature will be available with every book bought in the Festival Bookshop.

Miranda Hart - Saturday 7th Oct

Come along to see award-winning actress and Queen of Comedy Miranda Hart introduce young readers, and parents alike, to her debut children’s book. The Girl With The Lost Smile tells the story of Chloe, a girl with a big imagination and an even bigger heart. Until the day she loses her smile… With the help of some very unusual friends, Chloe embarks on an extraordinary, otherworldly adventure to find her smile - and much more besides. Hear all about Miranda’s inspiration for her story at this exciting and special event... prepare to laugh your socks off!

 

Price: £15 (includes a copy of The Girl With The Lost Smile)

Bath Children's Literature Festival Dates & Tickets

17:00

Friday

29 Sep

2017

Bath Forum

Cressida Cowell

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10:30

Saturday

30 Sep

2017

Bath Forum

Julia Donaldson

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15:00

Saturday

30 Sep

2017

Bath Forum

Liz Pichon

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10:30

Saturday

07 Oct

2017

Bath Forum

Jacqueline Wilson

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14:45

Saturday

07 Oct

2017

Bath Forum

Miranda Hart

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