Kids Events

Scary monsters and super peeps dominate the first week

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This article is from 2007.

When you say ‘comic’ to a kid they might think of the Beano or Roy of the Rovers (if you’re a kid over 35) but the event with Alan Grant & Cam Kennedy will open up the eyes of teenagers and any young at heart adults in tow. Graphic novels are something which most kids will arrive at eventually and here these two giants of the form will chat about why they took a break from the likes of Batman and Judge Dredd to bring us their acclaimed version of Stevenson’s Kidnapped.

Equally as epic is Where the Wild Things Are, an event based on the iconic book by Maurice Sendak which gives nippers a chance to hear the story and dress up as a scary monster. Opening up the children’s strand to the Book Festival is another legend in Jacqueline Wilson Daydreams. The author of the Tracy Beaker and Werepuppy books will be dipping into her own childhood to reveal where she gets all her ideas from. Perennial favourites and giggling siblings Charlie & Lola will be up to all sorts with a fun party and a craft workshop. Just don’t let Sizzles sneak off with the sausages.

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This article is from 2007.

Charlie and Lola Crafts

Explore Charlie and Lola's world with artist Julia Dawson in a fun event featuring games, cutting, sticking and scribbling. Ages 4-7. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2007'.

Alan Grant and Cam Kennedy

Two artists discuss their work adapting RL Stevenson's 'Kidnapped' into graphic novel form.

Where the Wild Things Are

Based on the book by Maurice Sendak. Dress up as a scary monster and then come and hear the story. Afterwards you can create monster crafts with artist Julie Dawson. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2007'.

Jacqueline Wilson Daydreams

Author of the Tracy Beaker and Werepuppy books dips into her own childhood to reveal where her ideas come from. Ages 8+ 'Part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2007'.

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