Type of Artist:
Talks with powerpoint. Q and A.
Possible workshops depending on requirements.
DetailsPreferred age range:
Happy to work with KS1 and KS2 children.
No of sessions per day:
A maximum of three sessions.
45-60 minutes- please also allow time for booksigning.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Would prefer London and West of London and the home counties but have wide experience all over the place and can stay overnight if necessary but I do have a demanding dog!
Train (Plus taxi or lift to/from station)
Please email us for details
Ian Beck website page
Numerous picture books (70)
Several novels including three Tom Trueheart titles
Haunting of Charity Delafield
Disappearance of Tom Pile
Recently Grey Island Red Boat
The Jungle Books
new 2nd Tom Pile book coming in 2017
Ian was our author of choice for launching the Institute of Education’s (IoE) new space, The Learning Hub.
We wanted someone who was very versatile as this was part of the concept we wanted to reproduce in The Hub. Ian fulfilled this wish as he is not only an author across a wide range of ages from Nursery to Young Adult, but a wonderful illustrator too.
He is also a very popular author with regards to IoE student book loans and therefore we felt he was the perfect choice for a very special occasion. Ian was splendid in so many way; so full of knowledge and anecdotes, his illustrations, which he kindly bought for the evening were beyond magical and needless to say his story reading was spellbinding. I can’t recommend Ian Beck enough.
Karen Goulding, Learning Hub Director
University of Reading
Ian has visited us at The Royal Ballet School twice now to speak about his writing and illustration. He has proved to be a very popular speaker - the students have found him to be engaging and full of knowledge as well as warm and witty!
He has spoken about both his novels and illustration and the processes that inform both. The students have enjoyed hearing extracts from his books and asking questions about his writing.
Charlotte Taylor English Department
Royal Ballet School
Ian Beck's Amazon site