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Joy Court on Skellig

Reading Workshop

Saturday 26 August 1:00pm - 2:30pm

To mark the 80th anniversary of the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the UK's most prestigious children's book award, Chair of the Carnegie/Greenaway Working Party Joy Court explores 1998 winner Skellig by David Almond. A strange being appears to be living in...