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barkbelly coverImagine an ancient race of wooden people, born from wooden eggs, super-strong and carrying a magical healing sap in their veins … Welcome to the world of Ashenpeakers!

Over five sessions, hear the adventures unfold… Meet Barkbelly, on the run and trying to find his place in a bewildering world. Meet Snowbone, leading the fight against the slavery of her people.

Pirates, prophecies, exploding volcanoes, factory fires, cannibals, circus dreams, flying machines and enormous hedgehogs – they’re all here, in two wildly imaginative best-selling books by Cat Weatherill.

Cat is a performance storyteller, performing at festivals around the world. She is also an author, with books translated into eleven languages.

‘Cat Weatherill is one of our great storytellers, vivacious and inventive. She brings all her consummate skill to the creation of this magical book’ Michael Morpurgo on Barkbelly

Barkbelly falls squarely in the glorious category’ The Independent

Cat will be giving four 15 minutes storytelling performances at 11.0012.302.15 and 3.45.

FREE Included with standard admission to the Yorkshire Arboretum.

WardleandJones_logoCopies of the books will be available to buy from Scarborough bookseller Wardle & Jones.


This event is part of the Ryedale Book Festival at the Yorkshire Arboretum event, sponsored by Intelsius. Intelsius Low Res



August 20, 2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Ryedale Book Festival


The Yorkshire Arboretum
Castle Howard
York, YO60 7BY United Kingdom
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