Shape-shifting shenanigans with Ali Sparkes, coming 3rd July at the Manchester Children’s Book Festival!


The Manchester Children’s Book Festival is delighted to welcome Ali Sparkes, who will be making an appearance on Thursday the 3rdJuly.


Ali Sparkes is the author of the acclaimed SWITCH series. The characters in each switch book are unexpectedly transformed into different creatures: spiders, grasshoppers, ants, and even lizards!

What would you do if you became an insect? You’ll probably never find out, but if you’re curious, Ali’s books can take you on that adventure (minus the bug-wings!) Ali is also the author of The Unleashed series and The Shapeshifter series, both of which are exciting adventure stories about characters with unusual powers and abilities.
In fact, Ali has had some unusual adventures, herself, as she has worked a variety of different jobs prior to becoming a children’s author. Ali has been a singer, a reporter, a Bluecoat at Pontins and even, strangely, an assistant to a unicyclist!
Ali Sparkes will be reading from and discussing her books at this event as well as signing copies afterwards. The event will begin at 6pm, but Geoffrey Manton’s Atrium Café will be open beforehand so that you can purchase refreshments. Tickets are £7 for adults and £5 for concessions, and the event is suitable for children ages 8 – 13.

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