Story Quest with the National Literacy Trust

I was asked earlier this year to work on a new project from the National Literacy Trust called Story Quest.

Burslem Park in Stoke - one of the six trail maps to get for free this summer!

Burslem Park in Stoke - one of the six trail maps to get for free this summer!

Story Quest is a series of FREE story trails set in the Burslem and Tunstall areas of Stoke-on-Trent,. There are six different stories and maps to discover, packed full of summer holiday activity ideas, with each one exploring a different local area.

The stories are written by children’s author Joanne Owen, and I was asked to illustrate the adventures of Josh, football mad Yasmin, Grandpa Matt and Valient the dog, as they lead Story Questers around their local neighbourhoods.

Josh, Grandpa Matt and Yasmin

Josh, Grandpa Matt and Yasmin

The project launched earlier this month with an event in Burslem Park, and there are further Story Quest events throughout the summer in Stoke:

  • Friday 26 July: Tunstall Park

  • Saturday 3 August: Westport Lake

  • Saturday 10 August: Burslem Park

  • Saturday 17 August: Market Place, Burslem

  • Saturday 24 August: Ford Green Hall

  • Saturday 7 September: Tower Square, Tunstall

Football mad Yasmin and her team mates

Football mad Yasmin and her team mates

You can download the stories and trailmaps and find lots more information on the project at www.storyquest.org.uk

We also had a lovely write-up here: https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/how-children-can-enjoy-new-3082835

And you can see more images in my portfolio here.

Go and check out the project if you’re anywhere near Stoke this summer!

Valient the dog, waiting for some mammoth action…  Image from The Mammoth Mystery, the first of the stories, which you can download here:  https://literacytrust.org.uk/communities/stoke/story-quest/mammoth-mystery/

Valient the dog, waiting for some mammoth action…
Image from The Mammoth Mystery, the first of the stories, which you can download here: https://literacytrust.org.uk/communities/stoke/story-quest/mammoth-mystery/