Join author Hollie Hughes for a morning of storytime as you follow Marianne’s journey in the recently published The Girl and the Dinosaur.

‘The wishing stars burn bright tonight, the air is thick with dreams,
And a deeply sleeping dinosaur is waking up, it seems…’

In a town by the seaside, Marianne is often seen foraging on the beach. But she isn’t playing with children her own age. Instead, Marianne is alone and digging for dinosaur bones to build a special sort of companion. Then, one night, she goes to sleep wishing with all her heart that her dinosaur might come to life…

A very rare and special book where the words and pictures take you on a magical journey far beyond the page.




Approx 45 mins

Festival Chester Literature Festival
Storyhouse Theatre

Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns this coming autumn.