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As part of the five year anniversary celebrations at Haddenham Community Library, Korky Paul, illustrator of the popular 'Winnie & Wilbur' children's books, visited on Saturday 4th November to entertain a large group of youngsters with his drawing skills and story readings.

A very enthusiastic audience crammed into the newly re-furbished children's section of the library and were captivated as Korky sketched his famous characters Winnie the Witch and her cat Wilbur. He was assisted in his captivating presentation by 11-year-old Olivia Foulger, who played the part of Winnie with Oscar-deserving enthusiasm.

Afterwards, a series of lucky prize draws was held to give away the illustrations and a number of Winnie & Wilbur books.

Korky Paul was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1951. He studied Fine Arts at Durban Art School and Film Animation at CalArts before beginning his career in advertising then becoming an award-winning illustrator of children's books. He now lives in Oxford and his illustrations feature in the Winnie & Wilbur books written by Valerie Thomas.

BBC TV Feature
Haddenham Community Library featured in a short piece on volunteer-supported libraries on BBC South Today on Friday evening, 3rd November. If you missed it, there's a basic video recording on Youtube — to view, click here.

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