World Book Day

Henley Literary Festival is marking World Book Day with two very special School events featuring two of our leading children’s writers.

The Children’s Laureate Lauren Child, creator of Charlie and Lola and firm festival favourite returns to Henley to introduce her latest book HUBERT HORATIO: HOW TO RAISE YOUR GROWN-UPS to local schools which tells of an exceptionally intelligent and sensible child and the unruly grown-ups that he has to steer through life.

Award-winning writer and illustrator Lauren whose other characters include Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort, will also be talking about creativity, design, her books and inspirations. It is an event not to be missed.

As a youngster Dan Freedman had ambitions to be a professional footballer but while that never happened he landed a dream job working as an editor with the Football Association and got to meet players like David Beckham, Michael Owen and Christians Ronaldo.

Now he is a full-time writer whose latest book UNSTOPPABLE follows twins, Kaine and Roxy, They used to be close, but now Roxy hates the way her brother behaves, and Kaine despises his supposedly-perfect sister. The 14 year old twins are both great at sport – Kaine is a footballer and Roxy a talented tennis player aiming for Wimbledon.

But the twins are both hiding dangerous secrets of their own, secrets that could destroy everything they are working towards. A story that is gripping, twisting, and real.

Dan Freedman will be talking about his book at 11 a.m on Monday March 4 at the RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM, HENLEY-ON-THAMES.

Lauren Child is appearing at CHRIST CHURCH, HENLEY-ON-THAMES on Tuesday March 5 at 10am.

All local schools have been contacted to see if they would like to buy tickets.

This year’s festival runs from September 28 – October 6. Check back for further updates and news on special pop-up events. 

 

 

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