Hilary Robinson & Martin Impey Where the Poppies Now Grow

10:30am - 11:30am - Saturday 10 June

£4 / £6

Suitable for ages 4 - 11 and their grown ups.

Where The Poppies Now Grow is a touching children’s story of the power of friendship amidst the tragedy of war. The carefree childhood for Ben and his best friend Ray becomes a distant memory when they join the army to serve their country in 1914.

Written to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, Hilary Robinson and Martin Impey have dedicated the book to their great uncles who fell at the Somme. In tribute to the war poets of the time, Hilary wrote the story in rhyme. Martin, who illustrated War Horse, has captured the innocence of childhood and the courage of those in battle in his beautiful illustrations. Join Hilary and Martin at the Bringing Books to Life event in the afternoon for Medal Making.

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Derby Book Festival

9 - 17 June 2017

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