Meet ‘The King Who Banned The Dark’ author Emily Haworth-Booth at Ottie and the Bea
14/10/2018 10:30 am – 14/10/2018 11:30 am | Ottie and the Bea, 12 Old Dover Road, SE3 7BT London
Join author and illustrator Emily Haworth-Booth for a morning of fun at Ottie and the Bea on Sunday 14th October at 10.30am.
This event will include story-telling from Emily’s new book The King Who Banned The Dark and creating/decorating crowns and biscuits. Suitable for 3-6 (as a rough guide).
The King Who Banned The Dark is an illuminating tale of power, rebellion, darkness and light. There was once a little boy who was afraid of the dark. There’s nothing unusual about that. Most children are afraid of the dark at one time of another. But this little boy was a Prince, and he decided that when he became King, he would do something about the dark. He would ban it. When the King bans the dark completely, installing an artificial sun, and enforcing “anti-dark” laws, it seems like a good idea. The citizens don’t need to worry about any of the scary things that might live in the dark. But what happens when nobody can sleep, and the citizens revolt? Will the King face his fears and turn the lights off?
Emily Haworth-Booth is an award-winning author, illustrator and educator who teaches at the Royal Drawing School in London, England. Her short comics have previously appeared in print in the Observer and Vogue.
When: Sunday 14th October, 10.30am
Where: Ottie and the Bea, 12 Old Dover Road, SE3 7BT London
For more information and to reserve your place, please visit the Ottie and The Bea website.
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