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Joseph Coelho

The Girl Who Became a Tree

Hay Festival 2023, 

Step into a deep, dark forest hidden in a library with Coelho’s The Girl Who Became a Tree. The performance poet and playwright, who became Waterstones Children’s Laureate in 2022, tells a story through poems about one girl’s attempt to escape the forest and the creature hidden within. Join Coelho for a story about grief, magic, loss, new strength and healing. The Girl Who Became a Tree was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Coelho has written a follow-up, The Boy Lost in the Maze.

Teaching materials for this event can be found here

Camwch mewn i goedwig ddofn, dywyll wedi’i chuddio mewn llyfrgell gyda The Girl Who Became a Tree. Mae’r bardd perfformio a’r dramodydd, a ddaeth yn Awdur Plant Waterstones yn 2022, yn adrodd stori trwy gerddi am ymgais un ferch i ddianc o’r goedwig a’r creadur sydd yn cuddio tu mewn iddi. Ymunwch â Coelho am stori am alar, hud, colled, cryfder newydd ac iachau. Cafodd The Girl Who Became a Tree ei chynnwys ar restr fer Medal Carnegie, ac mae Coelho wedi ysgrifennu nofel ddilynol, The Boy Lost in the Maze.

KS3/4 | CA3/4
Joseph Coelho