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Free Online Half Term Children's Event - Meet the Author

A yellow image with a book jacket on it of the children's book King of the Swamp and a photo of the author Catherine Emmett. The text Meet Catherine Emmett author of King of the Swamp a free online event for children aged 3-7 Friday 30 October 11am-12noon.
30 September 2020

We’re delighted to announce our first ever online event for children will be taking place this half term. Come and meet Catherine Emmett author of the fantastic new picture book King of the Swamp.

At the session Catherine will read from her book, there will be a craft activity (details of the items you will need to take part are listed below) and there will be a chance to ask Catherine questions.


The event takes place on Friday 30 October 11am – 12noon and you can book your place now via EventBrite.

About King of the Swamp by Catherine Emmett
McDarkly lives quietly all on his own, growing orchids in his dank swamp, until one day his peace is disturbed by an arrogant king who wants to turn the swamp into a roller-skate park. McDarkly has ten days to prove that the swamp isn't damp and dark, but an enchanted world. Can he do it, or will he risk losing his home forever?

Reserve a copy of King of the Swamp.

If you want to take part in the craft activity during the event you will need the following items

  • Toilet roll tube
  • Pink crayon and a purple crayon
  • Scissors
  • Piece of white paper
  • Hole punch
  • Glue stick
  • Black pen
  • Red paper (or a red pen)
  • Small piece of black wool (or a black pipe cleaner)
  • Yellow paper (or a piece of tissue you can colour with a yellow highlighter pen)

If you don’t get a chance to complete the craft during the event don’t worry we will be posting the craft video to our YouTube channel after the event.