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Liverpool Reads Launch: The Reading Emergency

Written by jen, 17th September 2009

Firefighters from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service raced to Liverpool Central Library on Tuesday to help us with the launch of Liverpool Reads... The Savage. They joined author David Almond and illustrator Dave McKean to get the word about this huge book giveaway out to Merseyside and have a lot of fun to boot - I have never seen  grown adults revert so quickly to childhood - it seems that a big shiny fire engine brings out the kid in us all!

David and Dave talked to kids from local schools inside Liverpool Central Library about where the idea for the story came from and the creation of the illustrations. They kids left eager to get in to the book (and maybe to pick up a pen and paintbrush too) and were encouragemd by Jane Davis to share it with another - a sibling, parent, friend - to get the book out there to as many people as possible.

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