Donald Trunk Book Launch Kingston

Donald Trunk (the Elephant) Book Launch and Theatrical Reading, Kingston May 20th 2018

Sunday, May 20th at 3.30pm
All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames

Don’t miss the event of the year! A new international character on the scene, like Paddington Bear.

Join the artist and writer for a free afternoon of entertainment, tea and advice on how to write your first book. Tea and Cake afterwards in the church café with a fun QA & lots of prizes for the kids and even a few for the adults.

Advanced booking is recommended. To book your place email or call:  07780 200580

In 2017, Sri Lanka’s swimming elephants hit international headlines when not one but several elephants were brought back by the Navy from about 10 to 25 miles out to sea. Inspired by this phenomenon, local writer Juliet Coombe with children’s book artist Janet Anderton decided to draw the amazing adventures of Donald Trunk, the Sri Lankan swimming elephant with grandiose dreams of escaping to the Nicobar Islands, a real paradise, or so he thinks. 

The story is full of an array of wonderful characters of all shapes and sizes – a butterfly-like Jiminy Cricket, a scary matriarch of the elephant herd, an Eden-like sly cobra Satarnia, a singing mermaid, the unique Nicobar pigeon, a blue whale, jumping dolphins – all with incredibly important messages for Donald and the reader..