with Hannah Gold
Hexham Abbey Ground: Spiegeltent
Thursday 16 June: 4.15pm
Tickets: £5, £3
Imagine making friends with a polar bear or a grey whale.
Hannah Gold’s novels feature unforgettable adventures which celebrate the love between a child and an animal and show that no one is too young or insignificant to make a difference.
In her interactive event she will tell us how she created the beloved characters April and Bear from her international bestseller The Last Bear, and introduce Rio and White Beak from her new novel The Lost Whale. She'll showcase the stunning artwork from award-winning illustrator Levi Pinfold, share real-life images which inspired her books, test your knowledge in her wild animals quiz and reveal her top eco-tips so you too can be a planet-saver.
"This is an important first novel, important for us, for polar bears, for the planet. It is deeply moving, beautifully told, quite unforgettable." Michael Morpurgo on The Last Bear
The Last Bear is a battle cry for our world and an irresistible adventure with a heart as big as a bear’s.
"A dazzling debut... a magical, confidently told story – with beautiful illustrations by Levi Pinfold... I predict a roaring success." The Times
The Lost Whale is an incredible story about the connection between a boy and a whale and the bond that sets them both free.
"Unforgettable highly accomplished animal adventure about the connection between a boy and a whale, with strong ecological themes". The Bookseller
Age guidance: 8+
Running time: 45mins
Please note: A handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.
Babies under 1 go FREE (must have a ticket). Under 12’s to be accompanied by an adult. Concession rates apply to under 16’s only.
Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited, please book directly at Box Office (booking fees will not apply).
Book a table and receive 10% discount at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.