Robert Starling: The Bookshop Mice (free event)


Saturday 18th June 2022, 10am, FREE EVENT

Storysmith, 236 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JD

We’re kicking off Independent Bookshop Week with a wonderful free storytime event with author and illustrator Robert Starling, who will be reading his new picture book The Bookshop Mice!

This event is free to attend and suitable for ages 3+. Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Booking is only required for children! It’s not necessary to reserve a ticket for accompanying adults.

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About Robert Starling

Robert started doodling characters when he was little, and just kind of kept going, filling paper, sketchbooks and school exercise books along the way. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and his debut, Fergal is Fuming!, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Award.

A former teacher, he now enjoys running workshops, talks and writing sessions. He thinks that kids have got a pretty good idea of how things ought to be, and adults have a lot to learn from them. When he’s not drawing, he can be found doing daddy duties, trying to bake a sponge that doesn’t look like a pancake, or popping the kettle on.

About The Bookshop Mice

Discover that books can take you places you’d never believe… Astrid’s family has just moved in to the mouse hole in the bookshop on Maple Street, and none of her new classmates believes the incredible adventures she has with her family. But when she invites each of them to the bookshop, they’ll see that there is a big, exciting world of possibilities there, just waiting to be discovered.

Waterstones Children’s Book Award shortlisted former teacher Rob Starling shows us the incredible places books can take us. Also by Robert Starling: Fergal is Fuming and The Little Island.

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