The 2018 Isle of Wight Literary Festival, Youth Zone is bigger than before.
Set in Northwood House in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the weekend after the main Literary Festival, the theme this year is 'Science'.
You can expect all manner of exciting authors, whizz bang inventions and terrific workshops in which to take part. In conjunction with Visit Isle of Wight, we will also be hosting part of 'We're All Going on a Bear Hunt' and look forward to finding some swishy grass and bears!
Youth Zone Highlights include -
When Jake’s parents vanish, he and his sister team find themselves in the Egyptian desert in this latest riveting Jake Atlas adventure by award-winning author Rob Lloyd Jones. The Atlas family is in trouble: they team up with shady tomb robbers, master high-tech gadgets and locate a lost tomb in this story of a family that finds itself in the deserts of Egypt.
Wiggle into your wellies, wrap up warm and step into the snow for a wonderful animated adventure in We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Based on the bestselling bedtime book, written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt follows the intrepid adventures of the siblings and Rufus the dog, who decide to ‘catch a big one’ and set off on an expedition in search of bears.
The award-winning Matt Brown is BACK, with a HILARIOUS new novel Aliens Invaded My Talent Show! Join Matt for his high-energy event about space, magic and comedy to talk about what inspires him about the universe, and the space exploration program Voyager. He’ll even throw in the odd magic trick!
Blue Peter Award winner Kieran Larwood, reading from the eagerly anticipated next episode of 'Podkin: The Beasts of Grimheart'. The bard is captured by the bonedancers and taken to their temple. He has tells the tale that earned him a contract on his life.
Jane Porter’s Arnold blends right in with his bright pink flamingo family, in her lovely book, Pink Lion. Then a growling gang of lions stops by and tells Arnold he should be more lion-like, just like them. Poor Arnold tries but misses his old life. But then his flamingo family are threatened by an unwelcome visitor. Is this the moment when Arnold will find his roar?
Sean Taylor’s Monster wants to be in a scary story – but is he brave enough? Scary stories have creepy witches and creaky stairs and dark hallways and spooky shadows… Oh my goodness me! Maybe a funny story would be better after all?