Edinburgh International Book Festival - Multiple Events - August 2019

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 10:00 am Sun, 25 Aug 2019 12:15 am

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Catherine will be appearing for five events at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2019.

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I am appearing 5 times at the book festival. Please see below for details. I hope to meet some of you there!

1. Saturday 10th August: SOLD OUT

Julia Donaldson and Catherine Rayner: Performing Picture Books - (AGE 4-7) - 10-11am

Multi award-winning author of The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson has teamed up with hugely talented illustrator Catherine Rayner on The Go-Away Bird, a beautiful rhyming story about the power of friendship. They kick off this year's Festival with a lively performance full of singing, drawing and dancing, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

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2. Friday 16th August: TICKETS AVAILABLE

Remembering John Burningham - (Families and 10+) - 5.30pm - 6.30pm

This special event celebrates the life and works of the late John Burningham, who won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal twice for Mr Gumpy’s Outing and Borka: The Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers. Catherine Rayner, herself a CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winner, and James Mayhew, who has been shortlisted, discuss John's influence on their work and all things illustration with one of the prize's judges, Joy Court.

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3. Tuesday 20th August: TICKETS AVAILABLE

Remembering Judith Kerr - (Families and 8+) - 4pm - 5pm

The inimitable writer and illustrator Judith Kerr died earlier this year. Her books have been read and loved by generations and her influence on today’s young artists and authors is profound. Author and critic Daniel Hahn is joined by literary agent Lindsey Fraser and illustrators Eilidh Muldoon, Catherine Rayner, Tom Morgan-Jones and Kate Leiper for a heartfelt tribute to this artist and her work. Come and chat about The Tiger, Mog and Pink Rabbit.

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4. Sunday 25th August: SOLD OUT

Are you sitting comfortably? - (All ages) - 10am - 10.30am

Join one of our Festival authors each morning for a magical half hour of storytelling, poetry, song or rhyme. This daily changing event is suitable for children of all ages. Appearing today: Catherine Rayner.

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5. Sunday 25th August: TICKETS AVAILABLE

Vivian French and Catherine Rayner: Saddle Up! - (Age 4-7) - 12.15pm - 1.15pm

If you're not horse-mad already, prepare to fall in love with the majestic creatures as highly acclaimed children's author Vivian French and illustrator Catherine Rayner share their beautiful, warm-hearted story, Hello, Horse. Providing a gentle introduction to the animals for even the most unsure, they cover everything from understanding horse behaviour to safety tips, with lots of storytelling and live drawing thrown in.

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