Magic, Mystery and Adventure with Abi Elphinstone

venue BSW Group Marquee
date Saturday 15 June
time 12:45 pm
age 8 – 12
ticket price £6


Rusty Fizzbang, vet to magical beasts, needs an apprentice. Ember Spark, looking for adventure, is his newest recruit, along with an unlikely friend called Arno. But keeping magical beasts a secret isn’t an easy task, especially with arch-villain, Jasper Hornswoggle, hot on their heels… Join bestselling children’s author, Abi Elphinstone, as she talks about her new book: Ember Spark & The Thunder of Dragons. Abi will be revealing where she finds her ideas – from shower gel bottles and street signposts to her own adventures in the Arctic and Mongolia – as well as showing kids how to plan their own stories, dream up titles and nail that opening line. This is an event that champions the joy of reading and writing while encouraging kids to be curious, courageous and kind.

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