Friday 31 August 2018

Songster - Loughborough's Own War Horse

Loughborough Carillon museum has released a children’s book about Songster, Loughborough’s own war horse. 

The book  has been written by Alison Mott and beautifully illustrated by artist, Liz Waddell. The book is a wonderful way to share Songster’s fascinating story with a modern-day audience.  

Alison and Liz  worked with pupils at Maplewell School in Woodhouse Eaves and Rawlins Academy in Quorn, to get ideas for bringing the story to life, and a picture book was decided upon.

The Carillon Museum was given a grant by Charnwood Borough Council to cover some of the costs of producing the book.

Songster’s story is to be officially launched during the Armistice commemorations in Queens Park on the 11th November 2018.  It will be available to buy beforehand from Charnwood Museum, Waterstone’s in the Market Place and from the Carillon Museum's website. The team behind the book are hoping to run workshops about it in schools as well as during the Loogabarooga Children’s Book Festival in October.

Writer Alison Mott artist Liz Waddell