Puffin Books virtually live

Welcome to Puffin Books Virtually Live, a series of free interactive webcasts from Puffin's bestselling authors. On this website you can find a selection of previous webcasts which you can watch on-demand, as well as details of forthcoming webcasts.


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Tuesday 19th May, 2pm

Did you know that Alice in Wonderland is celebrating her 150th (Un)birthday this year? Explore the history of this classic story with bestselling author Cathy Cassidy, whose modern-day re-imagining, Looking-Glass Girl is out now.

Cathy will be introducing Lewis Carroll’s original characters, talking about how she re-invented the classic for Looking-Glass Girl and inspiring young viewers to bring stories to life in new and curious ways. Plus there could be a few white rabbits too…!

Suitable for children aged 7+

Download full curriculum linked lesson plans. You could also use this PARTY PACK to get your class ready for an unbirthday tea-party worthy of the Mad Hatter himself!

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What to expect:

- Send in your questions for Cathy Cassidy to answer live!
- Roll up your sleeves for a Jam Tart making master-class
More about Cathy Cassidy

Cathy Cassidy wrote her first picture book for her little brother when she was eight and has been writing fabulous stories ever since.

Since graduating from art college, Cathy has been an art teacher, a magazine editor and an agony aunt before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked at Shout magazine and previously at Jackie, the magazine famously named after Jacqueline Wilson. Of all the jobs she's had, writing has to be the best - it's the perfect excuse to daydream, after all!

Cathy and her husband Liam have two grown up children and a whole bunch of unruly animals, and live on the Wirral.


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