Announcing Exclusive Event for Families & Children: Christmas with Tom Fletcher

Organisers of the Edinburgh International Book Festival today announced another new winter event with Tom Fletcher, songwriter and lead vocalist with pop sensations McFly turned bestselling children’s author.  Fletcher will introduce his latest children’s books, The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch and There’s an Elf in Your Book on Sunday 1 December in an exclusive Scottish event.

First hitting the heights of fame as a lead singer and songwriter with UK pop sensation McFly, the multi-talented Tom Fletcher has gone on to become one of the UK’s bestselling authors for children with books such as The Christmasaurus and The Creakers and picture books including There's a Monster in Your Book and the hugely successful Dinosaur that Pooped...series with Dougie Poynter. Now he comes to Edinburgh to launch The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch, his latest feast of festive fun and the much-anticipated sequel to the bestselling The Christmasaurus, as well as his new picture book There’s an Elf in Your Book.

Families and children can experience the magical world of Tom Fletcher’s books and find out what inspired Tom's characters, his writing and why he loves Christmas so much, as well as having the exclusive opportunity to listen to Tom sing a song from The Christmasaurus musical. Expect fun, interactivity and plenty of Christmas merriment at this brilliant family event. 

William Trundle and his extraordinary prehistoric pal are back, and this time they need to save Christmas itself! Return to the wonderful wintery world of The Christmasaurus for a brand-new adventure with Santa at the North Pole in The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch. The mysterious Winter Witch holds the key to Santa’s time-travelling magic, and when Christmas itself is under threat William and the Christmasaurus must risk everything and work with her to save the day.

For younger readers, There’s an Elf in Your Book is a fantastically fun and uniquely interactive treat. What does Elf want? Just to see if you’ve been naughty or nice this year, but watch out, he’s got a few tricks to try and get you to be naughty…

Tom Fletcher will be appearing at the Assembly Rooms on George Street at 12noon on Sunday 1 December, the only chance to see him in Scotland this year. After his one-hour event he will sign copies of The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch and There’s an Elf in Your Book which will be available to purchase on the day. You can also pick up his other Christmas books: The Christmasaurus and The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas.

Tickets are now on sale from www.edbookfest.co.uk.  Entry to the Tom Fletcher event is priced at £12.99 to include a copy of the The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch, or £8.00 (redeemable against the price of the book on the day).   

The programme of events taking Edinburgh International Book Festival On The Road around Scotland is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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