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Authors Dress Up as Their Favorite Storybook Characters For Photo Exhibit

storymuseumThe Storybook Museum in the UK has a new exhibit up by photographer Cambridge Jones featuring 26 British authors dressed up as their favorite storybook characters.

Readers are also encouraged to join in the fun and share photos of themselves dressed up as storybook characters in an online gallery.

Here is more about the event: “Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman metamorphoses into the Wicked Witch of the West. Terry Pratchett achieves outlaw status as Just William. And Neil Gaiman gets stripey as a well-known woodland creature. Other authors taking part include Julia Donaldson, Anthony Horowitz, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Jamila Gavin, Charlie Higson, Shirley Hughes, Terry Jones, Geraldine McCaughrean, Michael Morpurgo, Terry Pratchett, Francesca Simon and Benjamin Zephaniah.”

The art show is up through November. Jones explained to The BBC his concept for the project: ”Just taking a bunch of authors isn’t going to make people interested – and authors aren’t necessarily outgoing people. So I thought what if we gave them permission to have fun by asking them who their favourite character from childhood was and let their imagination run free.” (Via The BBC.)

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