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Meet ‘The King Who Banned The Dark’ author Emily Haworth-Booth this half-term at Sevenoaks Bookshop

26/10/2018 3:00 pm – 26/10/2018 4:00 pm | Sevenoaks Bookshop, 147 High St, Sevenoaks TN13 1XJ

Join illustrator and author Emily Haworth-Booth for an activity-filled afternoon at Sevenoaks Bookshop on Friday 26th October at 3pm. The event will include story-telling from Emily’s new book The King Who Banned The Dark followed by crown-making. All accompanied children are welcome and there is no booking required.

The King Who Banned The Dark is an illuminating tale of power, rebellion, darkness and light. There was once a little boy who was afraid of the dark. There’s nothing unusual about that. Most children are afraid of the dark at one time of another. But this little boy was a Prince, and he decided that when he became King, he would do something about the dark. He would ban it. When the King bans the dark completely, installing an artificial sun, and enforcing “anti-dark” laws, it seems like a good idea. The citizens don’t need to worry about any of the scary things that might live in the dark. But what happens when nobody can sleep, and the citizens revolt? Will the King face his fears and turn the lights off?

Emily Haworth-Booth is an award-winning author, illustrator and educator who teaches at the Royal Drawing School in London, England. Her short comics have previously appeared in print in the Observer and Vogue.

When: Friday 26th October, 3pm.
Where: Sevenoaks Bookshop, 147 High St, Sevenoaks TN13 1XJ
Price: Free, no booking required

For more information please visit the Sevenoaks Bookshop website.