Jesse Hodgson: Pip and the Bamboo Path – Saturday 16th February 2019


Saturday 16th February, 10:30am

To celebrate the release of Pip and the Bamboo Path, we’re delighted to welcome author and illustrator Jesse Hodgson to Storysmith for a special half-term activity and storytime event for kids aged 3+.


About Pip…

In the great forested heights of the Himalayas, many species live peacefully … but their lives are changing for ever as humans cut down the trees that they call home.

When Pip and her mother realise they are no longer safe in their familiar forest, the two red pandas embark on a journey to find the Bamboo Path, which should lead them to a new home. But the long road ahead is full of unfamiliar places, hidden dangers and something neither Pip, nor her mother, has ever seen before – a bustling city. This story is a charming tale of perseverance, which also highlights the plight of animals who have lost their homes due to deforestation.

Jesse Hodgson studied Illustration in Bristol at the University of the West of England. She now lives and works in Bristol.

Her illustrations for Pongo received the ‘Highly Commended’ award in the 2012 Macmillan Children’s Book Awards before being published by Flying Eye Books in 2013. She also illustrated Dianne Hofmeyr’s Tiger Walk in 2018.



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