Scottish Book Trust Videos

Julia Donaldson performing The Singing Mermaid on stage

Authors Live: Julia Donaldson's Heroes and Villains

Chris Leslie

Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson enthralls a young audience in this event by performing dramatic versions of three best-loved picture books, with the help of an ensemble of entertaining characters.

Join Julia as she takes us through the exploits of the memorable heroes and villains from The Singing Mermaid, The Highway Rat and What the Ladybird Heard.

This session was recorded live in partnership with BBC Scotland Learning at the Edinburgh Festival 2013.


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The Etherington Brothers

Authors Live: The Etherington Brothers

Chris Leslie

Watch this fabulously entertaining and informative workshop with the Etherington Brothers, the writers and illustrators behind Monkey Nuts, Baggage, Long Gone Don and Freaky Giblets (as well as the Transformers and Star Wars comics)!

In this session it's writing tips galore, delivered through a variety of improbable characters like Bob the Zombie, a sky-diving pig and a French Harry Potter. You'll find out how to create characters, bring settings to life, keep an exciting plot going, and much more!

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