Sneak Peak Series: Oliver and the Seawigs shindig with Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre! 28th June


ATTENTION LANDLUBBERS! This year’s Manchester Children’s Book Festival could be your very last chance to catch the full Oliver and the Seawigs experience before it sails away into the deep blue yonder for good!
Having spent months touring a very special show to accompany the book at events around the country – including last month’s prestigious Hay Festival– the book’s creators Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre have now fine-tuned their act to “something like perfection” and are preparing for one last, massive Seawig Shindig at MCBF2014!
It’s going to be more fun than you can shake a salty sea stick at!
When not singing sea shanties, Philip Reeve can usually be found picking up accolades for his enormously successful childrens books. His Mortal Engines series earned him the Los Angeles Times Book Award, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award, among others, whilst his novel Here Lies Arthur won the Carnegie Medal in 2008. Philip’s most recent Goblins series and his novel No Such Thing as Dragons are both available now.
Oliver and the Seawigs co-creator Sarah McIntyre, meanwhile, is an illustrator and writer, as well as being an aficionado of amazing headgear. Her wonderfully offbeat comic creations Vern and Lettuce continue to entertain readers young and old, while her multi-award winning picture books have been described as “completely immersive and utterly engaging.”
So for all your nautical, nonsensical needs, be sure not to miss the coming together of these two phenomenal literary talents. The Oliver and the Seawigs event promises to be more fun than a barrel full of Sea Monkeys!
Make your own Seawig!
Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre will be appearing at MCBF2014 on Saturday 28th June at our Family Fun Day. Tickets are available here
There’s also loads of free activities taking place that day too, just see the website for further details.
If you can’t make it for the final shindig at this year’s festival, you can still get involved through our Reading and Writing Relay, or by making your own Seawig and sending in into us! Just see here for more details about how to get involved!

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