2018 › London

Aurélia Fronty and Franck Prévot Performance

Franck Prévot has written the story of Wangari Maathai, an extraordinary woman who brought communities in East Africa together to plant over a million trees. She was a passionate environmentalist and a woman who asked difficult questions and challenged those in power, managing to bring people together peacefully to effect change.

Acclaimed translator Sarah Ardizzone will be talking to Franck Prévot to find out why he was drawn to this story and how he went about writing it. Joining them on stage will be Aurélia Fronty, the talented illustrator of this beautiful book about an inspirational woman who proved that one person can make a difference.

Venue:
Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
Date:
Thursday, 22nd November 2018
Time:
11:00 am
Duration:
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 4, 5 and 6
Tickets:
£5 per child, teachers FREE

How to book tickets


Aurélia Fronty

Born in France in 1973 Aurélia Fronty, illustrator of The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees, knew from an early age that she wanted to be an artist. She was brought up in an artistic environment where she was forever drawing, painting and creating. She has always been a keen traveller and has taken many trips across Africa and Asia that have inspired and influenced her art. Aurélia has illustrated over 40 books, posters and prints for children.

Praise for Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

The writing is artful, clear, and concise, with references to Maathai's native Swahili language and the cultural connections to the environment... Fronty's art shines bright, expanding the text with styles that echo Henri Rousseau, Henri Matisse, and others.

School Library Journal


Franck Prévot

Praise for Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

The writing is artful, clear, and concise, with references to Maathai's native Swahili language and the cultural connections to the environment... Fronty's art shines bright, expanding the text with styles that echo Henri Rousseau, Henri Matisse, and others.

School Library Journal

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Free Workshops!

The Children’s Bookshow will allocate four free in-classroom workshops to schools attending this performance with 30 or more children. Each child participating will receive a free book to take home and keep. Book tickets for this event to have a chance of being chosen to receive this fantastic opportunity.

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We feel it is so beneficial for our children to have the opportunity to meet authors and to hear them talk about their work. The children themselves are so enthusiastic about reading after these events that we feel they are an invaluable contribution towards our children becoming both skilled readers and lovers of reading.

A teacher in Liverpool


The details

  • Please arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the start of the performance, so that you have enough time to find your seats and and use the bathroom. Our start times are strictly governed by the theatres that we work with and by the start and end times of the school day. If you are unavoidably delayed, please get in touch with your Children’s Bookshow contact as soon as possible.
  • Don't forget! There will be a bookstall at this event and the opportunity after the performance for children to buy a book and have it signed by Aurélia Fronty and Franck Prévot.
  • Depending on the time of the performance, you may want your children to bring a packed lunch. (Please contact the theatre directly to check if there is a suitable space.)
  • Parking facilities vary from theatre to theatre; please check the theatre website for details.
  • Please contact the theatre directly for risk assessment information.

Have any questions? Get in touch

Natalie McKie

Your contact for this performance is Natalie McKie, she will be happy to answer any queries you have:

Email
natalie.bookshow@gmail.com
Phone
07827 444399