Thu, 16 Nov|
The Edinburgh Bookshop
Great Minds Launch Party! With Joan Haig & Joan Lennon
FREE EVENT This is a live, in-person event. Location: The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH Calling all curious minds! Join authors Joan Haig and Joan Lennon to celebrate World Philosophy Day and to launch their latest book for 8-12 year olds, GREAT MINDS.
Time & Location
16 Nov 2023, 18:00 – 19:00 GMT
The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4DH, UK
About The Event
This is a live, in-person event.
Location: The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH
Calling all curious minds! Join authors Joan Haig and Joan Lennon to celebrate World Philosophy Day and to launch their latest collaboration for 8-12 year olds, GREAT MINDS: 2500 Years of Thinkers and Philosophy - illustrated by André Ducci.
Come along for a short intro to the book and a glass of something fizzy. There will be a chance to get your copy signed, ask the authors questions, and browse the bookshop. It's also Book Week Scotland AND Non-fiction November - what better time to come along and celebrate the best of children's non-fiction?
About the book:
Aristotle's ideas shaped our understanding of the natural world for hundreds of years. Yacob's Hatäta laid the grounds for equality long before our time. Gandhi's philosophy inspired non-violent protest movements all over the world, and Langer shook up our understanding of what art is and can be. The brilliant ideas from each of these amazing thinkers have stayed with humans for centuries, teaching us new ways of uncovering our world and understanding each other.
Covering ideas from the last 2500 years, explore the time periods that shaped the ideas of 19 thinkers, unpack the theories in accessible, easy to digest text and discover the impact they had for the years to come. Presented in graphic novel style, this is a book to inspire a new generation of thinkers and philosophers.
About the authors:
Dr Joan Haig is a writer and lecturer living in the Scottish Borders. Her debut novel for children, Tiger Skin Rug, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and won Silver in the US Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards 2021. She is the author of Talking History, with Joan Lennon.
Dr Joan Lennon is a novelist, poet and non-fiction writer, living in the Kingdom of Fife. Her historical novels for 8-12 year olds include The Wickit Chronicles, The Slightly Jones Mysteries and Silver Skin. She is the author of Talking History, with Joan Haig.
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Book + Ticket
With this ticket you will receive entry to the event plus a copy of Great Minds by Joan Haig & Joan Lennon.£16.99