A world of wonders from Denmark

Image by Cato Thau-Jensen, used with permission

Trend-setting talent that has helped bring Danish children's literature to international attention in the past 10 years will be evident at a colourful exhibition which opens this month in Edinburgh.

At 'A World of Wonders' in the National Library of Scotland, the work of some of Denmark's outstanding illustrators and writers will be on display, revealing why it is that children's books are being created there and appreciated at home and overseas as never before.

Produced by the Danish Language Center in Copenhagen, the exhibition incorporates interactive features, including listening stations with storytelling — combining elements which will engage children as well as adults.

A series of interactive events has been organised by the Library, led by three of those who are represented in the exhibition: illustrators Lilian Brogger and Dorte Karrebaek will run workshops, and children's author Lene Kaaberbol, who won the 2002 Disney Writer of the Year Award, will give readings.

'A World of Wonders' has been brought to the Library in association with the Danish Cultural Institute, and is open from Monday 17 November to Thursday 10 December.

14 November 2003

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