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Attention book lovers! It’s that time of year again and the Edinburgh International Book Festival is right around the corner. For two weeks some of the UK’s top authors will be taking over central Edinburgh in a tented village specially created for the event and many of your favourite Random House authors will be amongst them. From Jacqueline Wilson to John Boyne, Michael Morpurgo and many more you do not want to miss out on this fantastic line up.
“I am so thrilled that Hetty Feather has become a stage play! I’ve written exactly one hundred books but Hetty Feather is my number one top favourite!”
Are you a school teacher or a school librarian? Would you like to see the hottest new West End theatre production during the summer holiday break? We’re giving away 5 pairs of tickets to see Hetty Feather, the stage adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s bestselling story.
Hetty Feather follows the story of feisty Victorian foundling, Hetty Feather. Travel on Hetty’s journey from the Foundling Hospital to the streets of London and onto the magical Tanglefields Travelling Circus. Hetty Feather is an exciting and heartfelt adventure story.
After a hugely successful UK tour, Hetty Feather will transfer to London’s West End this summer and will be at the Vaudeville Theatre from the 5th August – 6th September.
Hetty Feather is set to become an essential story to share in schools. We want to give school teachers and school librarians the chance to experience the magic of Hetty’s story.
Simply email RHCPEducation@randomhouse.co.uk to be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets to the Hetty Feather stage show. You MUST provide your name, age, email address and name of school. Or alternatively, you can enter via Facebook
Find out more about the stage adaptation of Hetty Feather here.
This year, Random House Children’s Publishers, in association with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, are asking you to join our CHOOSE KIND schools campaign. This nationwide initiative was inspired by a very special book: Wonder by RJ Palacio.
Hay Fever Festival Season
22nd May to 1st June 2014
Calling all book worms! It’s getting to that time of year again. The days are getting warmer, the nights are getting brighter, and Hay Fever Festival is almost here. Come along and witness some of Random House Children’s Publishers wonderful authors and illustrators. …
By Richard Collingridge
As it’s close to Easter, I have decided to blog about Easter eggs – but not the kind that you eat, the ones which feature in stories, films, songs and drawings! They are a kind of secret hidden in people’s work, including mine.
There are several examples of secret Easter eggs that I can think of: …