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Kid Lit Programme - Tracey Corderoy

4th March 2020
Venue: Great Hall, Oundle, PE8 4GH
Time: 10.00am

(Recommended for Reception & Year 1)

Tracey was born and grew up in industrial South Wales and now lives in a hidden valley in Gloucestershire with her husband, two children and an ever-increasing menagerie of devilishly-cute-but-sometimes-rather-naughty pets. A trained teacher, Tracey has always had a passion for wonderful literature and began writing for children in 2006.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who decide on career change after one bungled burglary too many. These brilliant stories are hilariously told by Tracey Corderoy and beautifully brought to life by Steven Lenton's illustrations.

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam have made it to the magical streets of Paris, baking a spectacular gingerbread Eiffel Tower for a VERY important art exhibition at ‘Galerie Bonbon’. But – quelle horreur! – a sneaky fox has made off across the Seine with the precious masterpiece. Will Shifty and Sam EVER catch the dastardly Cunningham Sly and dish up their tasty tower in time?

This event will focus mainly on Tracey’s Shifty McGifty series of books and the children will all be doing a masterclass with Tracey on how to draw Slippery Sam. Then they’ll be transported to the streets of Paris (by PowerPoint!) where they’ll undertake a number of ‘challenges’ to win back two missing masterpieces hidden amongst shops and iconic structures there.



Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam; Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Missing Masterpiece; Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Cat Burglar; Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, The Aliens are Coming! The One-Stop Story Shop; Sneaky Beak