Author In Your Classroom

A Cast of Characters, with Lauren Child

July 13, 2021
  • One of the UK's best-loved author illustrators, Lauren Child, spends an uplifting half hour with Helen, discussing her own characters, what it means to illustrate other people's words, and how to spot a good idea when it comes to you.

    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at

    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Lauren reading an extract from Pippi Goes Aboard

  • Section 1 starts at 00:00
  • Section 2 starts at 8:28
  • Section 3 starts at 24:05

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