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Literary Event, Sun 26 Nov 2017


Richmond Literature

020 8831 6000


Jubilee Gardens,
The Embankment,

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Sun 26 Nov Axel Scheffler: The Ugly Five


Who’s that singing on the Savannah? Get ready to meet The Ugly Five – the loveable African animals from Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson’s riotous new picture book.

Wildebeest and Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Lappet-faced Vulture and Marabou Stork are called ‘The Ugly Five’… but are they really? They might be gangly, warty, bumpy, bristly, spotty and stinky – but they’re perfect just the way they are!

Each 40-minute story session sees Axel reading and drawing from The Ugly Five. Pip and Posy: The Snowy Day and the bestselling The Gruffalo will also feature. After each session, there will be a book signing - limited to one book per child.

Originally from Germany, Axel has lived in the UK for over 30 years, 20 of which have been spent in a creative partnership with author Julia Donaldson.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sun 26 Nov 2017
2pm, 3.30pm & 5pm


Tickets limited to four per applicant, in person
and on the day only at Diamond Jubilee Gardens
11am onwards
Free - donations are welcome



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Map reference: TQ 163731  Lat: 51.44566 Long: -0.32753


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