A Celebration of Winnie the Witch's 25th Birthday

PUBLISHED: 10:13 14 August 2012 | UPDATED: 21:43 20 February 2013

A Celebration of Winnie the Witch's 25th Birthday

A Celebration of Winnie the Witch's 25th Birthday

Join us and Winnie for a madcap, magical celebration of 25 years of Winnie and her cat Wilbur. Winnie, herself, will be there to take part in stories and games. There will also be Winnie books at discounted prices.

Just this once, children and adults can break the taboo about touching a black cat . . . as long as the cat is Winnie the Witch's famous black moggie Wilbur. For this summer is an official celebration of the 25th anniversary of these wonderful characters. Schools, bookshops and libraries plan to celebrate Winnie - a series of books written by Valerie Thomas and illustrated by Korky Paul which have sold more than five million copies worldwide since the first one appeared in 1987.

Valerie Thomas (author) lives in Australia where she taught before coming an educational consultant and writer. As well as taking Winnie the Witch on all kinds of adventures, Valerie loves to travel herselfbut always by plane rather than broomstick.

Korky Paul (illustrator) was born in Zimbabwe but now lives in Oxford. His drawings appear in more than 25 Winne the Witch books as well as many other titles for children. Known (only to himself) as the worlds greatest portrait artist he regularly visits schools to promote his passion for drawing.

Davids Bookshop is located on Eastcheap in Letchworth (SG6 3DE) . This celebration is free but please call the bookshop on 01462 684 631 to book as places will be limited. For more please contact Sally Hewitt on 01462 768 234 (please dont publish this number) saras.perkins@virgin.net or Paul Wallace on 01462 684631 paul@davids-bookshops.co.uk.

This celebration is most suitable for four to seven-year-olds.

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