Clare Pollard

Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

Moat Brae
Thu 19 May
19:00 UK
£0.00 to £6.00

What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? How is Meg and Mog related to Polish embroidery? And why does death in picture books so often involve being eaten?

The best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think.

Join us for an evening at Moat Brae as Clare Pollard talks about the stories behind our favourite picture books, weaving in tales of her own childhood reading and her rediscovery of them as a parent. What, she asks, is so vital about those early stories that we carry them through our adult lives?

About the speaker

Clare Pollard is an award-winning poet, playwright and novelist based in London. She is the author of five poetry collections and the Editor of the Modern Poetry in Translation magazine.

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