CLPE Book Launch with Scholastic for Lisa Thompson and Helen Rutter

photos of Helen Rutter and Lisa Thompson
26th January, 2022 - 17:00 pm to 18:00 pm
Price: FREE


Reading Writing

Join CLPE and Scholastic for a very special joint book launch with authors Lisa Thompson and Helen Rutter.

A read-in-one-sitting, packed-with-twists mystery”, and “a book packed with laugh-out-loud lines and heart-breaking lessons handled with a light touch” – our first online Book Launch of 2022 is a double bill of big-hearted stories and critically acclaimed authors. To celebrate the release of their new novels ‘The Rollercoaster Boy’ and ‘The Boy Whose Wishes Came True’, both published by Scholastic, we are excited to be joined by Lisa Thompson and Helen Rutter for an evening of conversation.

CLPE’s Librarian Phoebe Demeger will introduce Lisa and Helen and their new books, and lead a Q&A session with the authors. There will be an opportunity to ask your own questions, and hear directly from the authors as they undertake a reading from their books.

We have partnered with Peters to offer an exclusive discount on these books. Head to Peters to get 30% off now! 


About Lisa Thompson:

Lisa Thompson is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of ‘The Goldfish Boy’ (one of the top selling debuts of 2017), ‘The Light Jar’, ‘The Day I Was Erased’, ‘The Boy Who Fooled the World’ and ‘The Graveyard Riddle’. Her books have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. She grew up in Essex and now lives in Suffolk with her family.

About Helen Rutter:

Helen Rutter lives in the countryside just outside Sheffield with her comedian husband, two children and two dogs, Ronnie and Billy Whizz. When she is not tapping away in her writing room, she loves walking the dogs, playing board games and reading. Before writing her first novel, ‘The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh’, Helen wrote and performed her work on the stage and has even braved some stand-up comedy.

Registration will be via Zoom. Please follow the instructions in your confirmation email and ensure that you register well in advance of the event start