Julia Donaldson returns to the Festival with something a little different. Joined by her illustrators Lydia Monks and Nick Sharratt she explores her books What the Ladybird Heard and What the Jackdaw Saw. Also taking part is novelist James Robertson with his latest Scots language translation, Whit the Clockleddy Heard. Together they discuss language, illustration and translation.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
Edinburgh International Book Festival 5a Charlotte Square
15/08/2015 15:15:00 - 15/08/2015 16:15:00
Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs - and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Childrens Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with an MBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.