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Book of the Week: Drawing Europe Together by 45 illustrators

Can you feel the South Ken Kids Festival coming? Our Book of the Week is definitely giving us some clues.

Drawing Europe Together is a unique collection of powerful illustrations of the European Union's shared past and our unsure future, published by Pan Macmillan. From Brexit bees to wall-jumping bulls, Drawing Europe Together is portraying the European community, with or without Britain. 

Forty-five renowned illustrators share their vision of Europe in this beautiful collection, with a foreword by the British Book Awards Illustrator of the Year 2018, Axel Scheffler.

Inspired by the Drawing (for) Europe exhibition which took place at the Institut Français in London in 2018, Drawing Europe Together showcases the original artwork from the exhibition as well as never-before-seen illustrations from additional leading artists. With contributions from many of the world’s best book illustrators including South Ken Kids Festival patron Quentin Blake, Claude Dubois, Jim Field, Emily Gravett, Judith Kerr, Oliver Jeffers, Sarah McIntyre, Lydia Monks, Thomas Müller and Chris Riddell.

Three South Ken Kids Festival 2018 illustrators are part of the project: Tor Freeman, Chris Haughton & Bridget Marzo.

Publisher Pan Macmillan is happily sharing its excitement for the book launch by being a partner of the festival this year, and we'll be proud to celebrate together at the occasion of the festival's special launch event 'Never Stop Drawing (for) Europe', as a nod to the previous exhibition Drawing (for) Europe.

Axel Scheffler, Bridget Marzo, Tor Freeman, Sarah Mcintyre,  Gabby Dawnay, Alex Barrow and students from Central St Martins art school will officially open this year’s festival with some special live drawing followed by a discussion.

We don't want you to miss it!

Don't forget to follow the Book Office and South Ken Kids Festival's official Twitter accounts for more literary news!

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