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Thu, 09 Feb


Pickering Book Tree

Ali Sparkes

Meet award winning children’s author Ali Sparkes to celebrate the release of her latest comedy adventure for readers of 8+

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Ali Sparkes
Ali Sparkes

Time & Location

09 Feb 2023, 18:30 – 19:30

Pickering Book Tree, 43a Market Pl, Pickering YO18 7AL, UK

About the event

Meet award winning children's author Ali Sparkes and celebrate the release of her latest book, My Sister is a Dog!

Ali will talk about her life as a writer and how her stories are born, including how Willow the Labradoodle inspired My Sister is a Dog. You'll also hear a sneak peek of the story, plus have a chance to ask questions and have your book signed.

Ali's previous books have won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award (Frozen in Time) and are in development with the BBC for a TV adaptation (the Shapeshifter series).

Tickets are limited, so booking is essential. Tickets are free of charge, and the event is suitable for anyone of 8 years or older.

More about the Book:

Joe thinks the dog next door is trying to kill him.

Willow didn’t mean to nearly kill him. She just needs to tell Joe about three important things.

But how can you make your brother understand important things when you live with the neighbours these days… and you are a labradoodle?

Only once Joe believes that Willow is his reincarnated sister Emily can he get to grips with some big problems in his life… AND go on a dangerous rescue mission with his furry sibling.

‘It’s a comedy adventure,’ says Ali. ‘With a lot of it seen through the eyes of a dog who used to be a human. There’s an element of sadness in it, too - but very light touch. Mostly it’s about the kind of joy and love - and madcap quests - that dogs bring into our lives.


‘It also plays with the idea of reincarnation, which I’ve always found fascinating.’


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