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The Edinburgh Bookshop

Storytime Special with Alastair Chisholm: One Hungry Dragon and Space Pirate Bears!

FREE Event This is a live, in-person event. The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place Alastair Chisholm joins us in the shop for a very special storytime where he will read us his new picture books, One Hungry Dragon AND Space Pirate Bears!

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Storytime Special with Alastair Chisholm: One Hungry Dragon and Space Pirate Bears!
Storytime Special with Alastair Chisholm: One Hungry Dragon and Space Pirate Bears!

Time & Location

08 Sept 2023, 09:30 – 10:15 BST

The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4DH, UK

About The Event

FREE Event

This is a live, in-person event.

The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place

Alastair Chisholm joins us in the shop for a very special storytime where he will read us his new picture books, One Hungry Dragon AND Space Pirate Bears!

One Hungry Dragon:

STOMP! STOMP! STOMP!

Here comes Bernardo… and he’s one HUNGRY dragon! This dragon is on the hunt for his lunch – is there anything that he won’t try to gobble up?

A hilarious counting tale featuring lots of favourite fairy tale characters, including magical mermaids, fairy godmothers, funny frogs . . . and one very big BURP!

A laugh-out-loud romp written by Alastair Chisholm, winner of Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Year, The Queen’s Knickers Award and Scottish Book Trust’s Bookbug Prize. Illustrated by Alex Willmore, winner of Oscar’s Book Prize.

SPACE PIRATE BEARS:

In the darkest depths of outer space, Princess Leona’s STAR DEFENDERS protect the galaxy from danger!

Jamie and Abby are bored, and bored. Dad, trying to work from his dining table office, has no choice but to entertain them with a story – a Space Pirate Bear story! When something grey threatens the entire universe, and has the Star Defenders on the brink of defeat, who are you going to call? Well the mightiest band of heroes in all the cosmos, of course, the SPACE PIRATE BEARS. But can Abby and Jamie agree who these mysterious heroes are before the Forces of Greyness destroys everything? A story within a story that celebrates family time together and choosing your own path.

About the author:

Alastiar Chisholm is a children’s author and puzzle creator.

His first picture book, The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears,  was shortlisted for the Scottish Book Trust Bookbug Picture Book Prize and included in the Bookbug bags given to every P1 child in Scotland. His first novel, Orion Lost, is a sci-fi adventure and was Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Month and The Times’ Children’s Book of the Week. He has also written the sci-fi adventures Adam-2, The Consequence Girl, and the Dragon Storm series of young fantasy novels, and picture books  Inch and Grub, and The Tale of the Valiant Ninja Frog, amongst others. 

Alastiar is also a self-confessed puzzle nut and has written quite a lot of books of Sudoku, Kakuro and other puzzles, including the Kids' Book of Sudoku and Kids' Book of Kakuro series.

He lives in Edinburgh with his wife (who is lovely), two children (who are lovely but very loud), and a cat who yowls at him even when there is clearly food in her bowl.

Tickets

  • Free Entry

    This ticket allows event entry for one individual OR one family.

    £0.00
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  • One Hungry Dragon + Free Entry

    With this ticket you will receive one copy of 'One Hungry Dragon' and event entry for one individual OR one family.

    £6.99
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  • Space Pirate Bears +Free Entry

    With this ticket you will receive one copy of 'Space Pirate Bears' and event entry for one individual OR one family.

    £12.99
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