Authors Live: Julia Donaldson's Heroes and Villains

Former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson enthralls a young audience in this event by performing dramatic versions of three best-loved picture books, with the help of an ensemble of entertaining characters.

Join Julia as she takes us through the exploits of the memorable heroes and villains from The Singing Mermaid, The Highway Rat and What the Ladybird Heard.

This session was recorded live in partnership with BBC Scotland Learning at the Edinburgh Festival 2013.



To download a complete transcript ofthis event, please click here.

Learning Resources 

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We have another Authors Live video with Julia, so be sure to check that out too!

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