Island visits, J.M. Barrie and the magic of Peter Pan

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Whilst up in Scotland for the Dundee Picture Book Award, we visited Eilean Shona, a tiny island off the west coast of Scotland, to stay in a rustic little bothy. We reached the island by Canadian canoe, paddling like crazy against the wind and tide, but it was worth it. J. M. Barrie rented Shona [...]

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Posted on: June 16th, 2011
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‘Back to School Tortoise’ is shortlisted for the Dundee Picture Book Award!

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What a lovely bit of news! Also on the shortlist were, Emma Dodd (I don’t want a Cool Cat) and Alex T. Smith (Bella & Monty: A Hairy, Scary Night) and Fatou Fetch the Water by Neil Griffiths and Peggy Collins. The award ceremony was absolutely brilliant, with the children of Dundee hosting the entire [...]

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Posted on: June 14th, 2011
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Reading ‘Back to School Tortoise’ at Cowbridge Book Festival

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The first Cowbridge Book Festival was held in May this year, supporting Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. It was a great success and should happen again next year! Thanks to the children of Cowbridge who entertained me as much as I did them! Left: Colouring-in activity after the reading. On the far right you can see [...]

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Posted on: May 21st, 2011
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