Lari Don - Children’s Writer
“The wolf bounded up to the bed, opened his mouth WIDE and swallowed Granny in one big gulp. She vanished, right into his belly, slippers and glasses and all!”
This is the old and wonderful story of what happens when a little girl meets a wolf in the woods. Retold in my words, with my thoughts about why she stops to pick flowers, why she doesn’t notice a wolf in the bed, and what really happened to the wolf at the end.
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I’m a children’s writer based in Edinburgh, with 14 books already published and a few more on their way later this year. I’m very excited about the recent publication of my latest novel: Maze Running And Other Magical Missions, which is the fourth and final book in the First Aid for Fairies series.
I’m also very excited about a beautiful new picture book just published by Barefoot Books – a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with words by me and pictures by the incredible French illustrator Celia Chauffrey. You can see the artwork at the top of this page – isn’t it gorgeous?
I’m also just getting to grips with the digital world – all my novels are now available as ebooks. But I still love the real world of bookshops, libraries and schools, and I love doing events to introduce readers to my books. You can find out where I’ll be on my diary page.
And you can see me read (and act out) one of my books, Orange Juice Peas, in this film; as well as watch a really fabby new trailer for Maze Running, or watch an interview about writing adventure books. And if you want some hints and tips about creative writing, I’m currently writing a series of blog posts for the Scottish Book Trust which might give you some ideas!
You can use this website to find out more about all my books, my writing, and my storytelling. I also write a child-friendly blog about my events and my writing, which you can comment on or link to. Or you can find me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter, @LariDonWriter.
You can get in touch with me to invite me to visit your school, library or local arts festival to talk about my books and writing, and to share some of my favourite myths and legends. You can also, if you really want to, find out where I was born and what my cats are called. Have fun, and if you have any questions, please email me.