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Children’s Literature sponsored by Treetop Trek

Introducing the Children's Literature programme at Kendal Mountain Festival

From picture books to novels, stories can help build empathy and understanding of the world around us. We are proud to introduce a Literature Programme for young people to Kendal this year. Featuring six varied authors of children’s books for ages 6+ the talks will take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November. Presented by Treetop Treks

Jess Butterworth - When The Mountains Roared
A vivid, warm and atmospheric adventure set in the mountains of India, about a girl who is determined to protect the wild leopards of the mountain from poachers.

MG Leonard - The Beetle Boy Trilogy
A darkly hilarious adventure full of exotic beetles, daring schemes, and true friendship.

David Long - Heroes: Incredible True Stories of Courageous Animals
For as long as there have been wars, animals have been out there saving lives. Courageous dogs, cats, birds, horses, and even a bear have shown courage and devotion, and this book tells you their extraordinary stories.

Alastair Humphreys - Great Adventurers

The incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive adventurers who ever lived.Hand-selected by Alastair, read about the incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive adventurers who ever lived, including Ibn Battuta (14th-century explorer); Apsley Cherry-Garrard (a member of Scott’s Antarctic expedition); Michael Collins (Apollo Moon mission astronaut) and Nellie Bly (who travelled round the world in less than 80 days).

Tom Palmer - Armistice Runner
Lily has lots of worries. She’s struggling to compete in her fell-running races and, worse, she’s losing her gran to Alzheimer’s. But then she discovers her great-great-grandfather’s diaries from the First World War. Could his incredible story of bravery help her reconnect with her gran and even give her the inspiration she needs to push through and win?

Matt Dickinson - The Everest Files
In the deepest Himalaya a story is spreading like wildfire. The story of an Everest expedition unlike any other. An expedition that ended with mysterious disappearances ... and death. This is the mystery that 18-year-old Ryan Hart sets out to solve. What emerges is a shocking tale of lies, betrayal and obsession... All played out on the lethal slopes of the highest mountain in the world.

Plus, returning by popular demand...

Alfred Wainwright's Mountain Guides - Free Sessions for Families at Kendal Library
These 60 minute interactive session for families were fully booked in 2017! Explore how Alfred Wainwright produced his guidebooks. You can create your own Wainwright illustrations too! 
Tickets are free, but need to be booked via the Brewery Arts Centre website - (link available here soon). Children under 8 must be accompanied by a responsible person. These family sessions are provided by Cumbria Archive Service and Kendal Library.

The one hour sessions take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 November at 9:45am, 11:15am, 1:45pm & 3:00pm. 

Address: Kendal Library, Stricklandgate, Kendal, LA9 4PY.

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