TIFA Kids! The Lost Spells: Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris

Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris and Janet Smyth

TIFA Kids! The Lost Spells: Robert Macfarlane & Jackie Morris

Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris and Janet Smyth

9:45am

Saturday, October 31, 2020

45 mins

Step into the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home. Join Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris as they talk about their new book, The Lost Spells. Macfarlane’s poems guide readers along a nature adventure while Jackie Morris’ illustrations immerse them into the action. This sequel to the internationally bestselling sensation The Lost Words, The Lost Spells gives young readers an opportunity to interact with many intriguing elements of nature, including red foxes, jackdaws and more. (Recommended for ages 10 and up)

Interviewer: Janet Smyth

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Step into the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home. Join Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris as they talk about their new book, The Lost Spells. Macfarlane’s poems guide readers along a nature adventure while Jackie Morris’ illustrations immerse them into the action. This sequel to the internationally bestselling sensation The Lost Words, The Lost Spells gives young readers an opportunity to interact with many intriguing elements of nature, including red foxes, jackdaws and more. (Recommended for ages 10 and up)

Interviewer: Janet Smyth

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Featured Authors

Robert Macfarlane s a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the author of a number of bestselling and prize-winning books, including The Wild PlacesThe Old WaysLandmarks and Underland, which won the Wainwright Prize. His work has been translated into many languages and widely adapted for film, television and radio. The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the E.M. Forster Award for Literature in 2017. He is a word-collector and mountain-climber – and he has three children who have taught him more about the world than any book.

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Jackie Morris grew up in the Vale of Evesham and studied at Hereford College of Arts and at Bath Academy. She won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, the highest honour in children’s book illustration, for The Lost Words. She has illustrated for the New Statesman, the Independent and the Guardian, collaborated with Ted Hughes, and has written and illustrated over 40 books, including beloved classics such as The Snow LeopardThe Ice BearSong of the Golden Hare and East of the Sun, West of the Moon. Morris lives in a cottage on the cliffs of Pembrokeshire.

Read more about Jackie Morris

Janet Smyth is an arts programme consultant specialising in strategic planning of events, programmes and projects for children, young people, educators and care-givers within festivals and creative spaces. She has worked with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the National Galleries of Scotland, Seven Stories in Newcastle and is currently Children’s and Families Programmer for International Literature Festival Dublin, Programme Consultant for the Bath Children's Literature Festival and Reading is Magic virtual festival, Children and Families Programme Curator for the Boswell Book Festival in Scotland and Programme Consultant for the TIFA Kids 2021 Festival.

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9:45am

Saturday, October 31, 2020

45 mins

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