A MIX OF EVENTS...
Since the book signing we've done over 21 events, from Rainbow Weaver Fun Days (with treasure hunts, book readings and face art by the illustrator), to school workshops and Literary Festivals. One of the most exciting recent events was the chance to perform The Rainbow Weaver story at the Kingston Rose Theatre. With children acting in costume accompanied by music, it opened their Culture Cafe season (see play link above).
BLOG REVIEW by MOSTLY BOOKS (voted No. 1 independent store - The Bookseller)
Thursday August 14th
Mostly Books store Abbingdon
THE RAINBOW WEAVER
On Tuesday we welcomed mother-and-daughter writing team Lyndsay Russell and Tippi Hanson to Mostly Books for the first in our series of Summer children's events. How their book The Rainbow Weaver came to be written (from a sleepy storytelling session) is a rather magical story in itself, and they certainly brought a fair amount of magic to the shop (not to mention a lot of energy and enthusiasm).
It was a great event. Taking advantage of some (rare!) good weather, Lyndsay and Tippi (and Lyndsay's husband Mike on guitar!) read the story aloud in the garden. The Rainbow Weaver is (as far as I'm aware) unique in that - as well as being a wonderful story with Lyndsay's trademark illustrations - it uses different typefaces to emphasise different characters in the story, to help readers tell the story out loud.
On the Wenlock Books blog, they like to post pictures of events and let them tell the story. In this instance - and with Nicki behind the camera (who is a far, far better photographer than me) - I will do the same. Suffice to say that with games , colouring and facepainting (courtesy of Lyndsay) throughout the afternoon, it was a very magical - can colourful - day.
We have copies (signed by both Lyndsay and Tippi) in the shop of course. It might be too early to start mentioning the 'C' word, but it goes without saying that we feel these books make a very splendid and original gift.
Thanks to Lyndsay and Tippi for making the journey up to Abingdon, and for their (very great) efforts to make it a fantastic event.
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AWAY WITH THE FAIRIES!
Lyndsay, Tippi and friends have even taken part in two day fairy festivals in the enchanted gardens of Groombridge where a team of our sprites acted out the story to an enchanting audience!