Emma Thompson opens new Peter Rabbit library: In pictures

Published on: 29 Medi 2014

Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson read from her new book, The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit, to a group of school children at a library in Manchester. 

Emma Thompson opens new Peter Rabbit library

The library in Manchester was transformed and created by publisher Frederick Warne, who also generously donated £1,000s worth of children's books.

he library in Manchester

Peter Rabbit and the children before Emma Thompson arrives to read.

Peter Rabbit and the children

Viv Bird, BookTrust Chief Executive, said:
'Children must not miss out on the fun, joy, as well as life-changing benefits that reading can bring. Reading together strengthens family bonds and helps children do better at school, whatever the family background.'

Viv Bird

Emma Thompson said:
'For those of us lucky enough to have been read to as children, to have had access to books and libraries and to have had a love of reading engrained in us, we each have a spectacular tale we can refer to which inspired a lifelong love of books.'

Emma Thompson

Emma and one of the children unveil the 'Peter Rabbit Library' plaque.

Emma and one of the children

The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit is Emma's third Peter Rabbit book, the other two novels are The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Christmas Tale of Peter.

Emma Thompson reads from her new book at the library in Gorton, Manchester.

Emma Thompson reads from her new book

Book Trust Chief Executive Viv Bird and Emma Thompson talk after the reading event.

Emma and Viv

The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

Emma Thompson Illustrated by Eleanor Taylor

Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson has turned her hand to children's books in this new continuation of Peter Rabbit's adventures.

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