In June 2020 we teamed up with the Stephen Joseph Theatre to challenge local children to tell their stories. Over six weeks, local writing experts shared tips on world-building, character creation and plot development and invited families to submit their ideas every week - and they flooded in!
Stellar creative team Nadia Emam (actor and poet) and Simon Whittaker (illustrator) brought the ideas alive with professional illustrations and dramatic retellings, and bestselling local children’s author Saviour Pirotta has now combined them all into one story.
We printed 300 copies of the story and every child who took part has received their very own book to keep. Local schools and community partners have also been gifted copies and Scarborough Castle even has some in their coffee shop so that families can enjoy the story in its real life setting.
You can download the ebook for free below, or join Nadia Emam as she brings the story to life in a series of six videos.