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Join author and illustrator Lauren Child in conversation with fellow Carnegie Medal-winning author Sarah Crossan to discuss why children’s literature isn’t always taken seriously.

Lauren and Sarah will discuss why literature for children is percieved differently to that for adults and how we must value childhood creativity and expression.

With her unique ability to see the world through a child’s eyes, author and illustrator Lauren Child is one of the most influential and innovative writers of her generation. Her creations include the popular picture book series Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean, as well as the Ruby Redfort books for older readers.

To complement our latest exhibition, Quentin Blake: Gifted, Lauren is curating a programme of digital and live events for us exploring the role of illustrators and writers in addressing children’s fears and anxieties: what do you think about when you think about nothing?

Please note, this event is not aimed at children and is a discussion event for adults. Doors open at 6.15pm for those who want to view the exhibition beforehand.


The Foundling Museum

40 Brunswick Square, London, Greater London, WC1N 1AZ

020 7841 3600


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Wed-Sun 10am-5pm

Closed Mon & Tues

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