Story Book Day at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Wednesday 28th October - 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dozens of book lovers turned out to hear our charity children’s book, The Unstoppable Maggie McGee, read by author Juliet Clare Bell. And the tissues were on hand as the emotional tale was told at the new Mini Museum in Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
As well as introducing the inspiring story we wanted to share the hard work that’s been going on behind the scenes, and had a great response from visitors who wanted to find out more.
A huge privilege
After the reading Juliet said: “To be working with the children in the hospital was such a privilege.
“It was quite scary but it was such a dynamic environment to work in. We wrote the story much quicker than a normal story book would be written. We had to improvise a lot! This is such a good cause and I’m so proud to be part of it.”
Illustrator Dave Gray added: “It’s been a fantastic project to work on. Even though the kids in the book are unwell we’ve focused on their hopes and imaginations. We’ve written about what they can do rather than what they can’t.
“It’s been an honour to work on this project and we’re really excited about how it will help a great cause.”