Vivian French & Petr Horacek

The Newest Story in the Whole Wide World

The Print Room
Sat 24 Sep
15:00 UK

What is the newest story in the world? The one you’re about to create with children’s author Vivian French, while the fabulous Kate Greenaway-shortlisted illustrator Petr Horácek paints the illustrations right there in front of you! Bring your own bear and ideas about what bears like for their birthdays. An interactive event for all of the family.  

About the Authors

Petr Horácek grew up in the Czech Republic where he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art. His first picture books Strawberries are Red and what is Black and White? Were published in 2001 and he received the Books for Children Newcomer Award in the same year. Petr has written and illustrated numerous picture books including bestsellers Blue Penguin, and Puffin Peter, that was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award. His books have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.

Vivian was first published in 1990, a natural progression for somebody who had enjoyed careers in the theatre, counselling and storytelling. Since then she has established an enviable reputation as a writer of integrity and imagination, a writer illustrators love to work with, and a writer her readers want to meet. Vivian writes stories for picture books, fiction and non-fiction, poetry and plays.