Adventures with Abi Elphinstone – Fringe by the Sea
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Adventures with Abi Elphinstone

Wednesday 7th August 2024
Lodge Stage, Lodge Grounds
10.15am – 11.15am


Rusty Fizzbang, vet to magical beasts, needs an apprentice. Ember Spark, looking for adventure, is his newest recruit, together with an unlikely friend called Arno. But keeping magical beasts a secret isn’t an easy task, especially with arch-villain, Jasper Hornswoggle, hot on their heels…

Join bestselling children’s author, Abi Elphinstone, as she talks about her new book set in East Lothian: Ember Spark & The Thunder of Dragons. Abi will be revealing where she finds her ideas – from shower gel bottles and street signposts to adventures in Mongolia – as well as showing kids how to find their own stories, dream up titles and nail that opening line.

This is an event that champions the joy of reading and writing while encouraging kids to be curious, courageous and kind.

Recommended for ages 7+

This is a seated event (unreserved).

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult 18+.

The Big Top venue is wheelchair accessible.

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