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Lynne Chapman drawing a dragon at Lichfield Library
An illustrator has been keeping the noses of Lichfield youngsters in a good book during the summer holidays. Children’s author and illustrator Lynne Chapman has paid two visits to Lichfield library in recent weeks. The visits came as part of the Summer Reading Challenge – a scheme designed to keep children reading when the schools break up. But Lynne was also keen toget youngsters to show their creative side and worked with youngsters to create a drawing of a dragon. Lynne said:
“The specific aim of the Summer Reading Challenge is to keep children reading through the summer holidays, and my recent visits were to add to that project, keeping children fired up about books and keeping the momentum going.   “I am also keen to keep children drawing and expressing themselves creatively. I always show children my latest sketchbook – usually including a drawing done on the train on the way to the event – to show them that I still practice my drawing every day, and I try to encourage any keen artists in the group to get sketchbooks of their own.”


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