21st Sep, 2021

New children's book tells the story of squirrel 'Popcorn' who goes for an adventure in Coventry Cathedral

A NEW children’s book telling the story of a grey squirrel which gets trapped in Coventry Cathedral has been released.

A Cathedral Adventure centres around ‘Popcorn’ who lives by the ‘great big cathedral’ and decides to go exploring.

But things do not go to plan and she finds herself going on an unintentional adventure where she finds jungles, angels and treasures.

She is also given a helping hand by a man in the green tapestry.

The book, primarily aimed at five to eight-year-olds but suitable for everyone, has been written by Rev Naomi Nixon, an Associate Priest at the Cathedral.

It has been illustrated by local artist Sarah Palmer, who has a degree in Graphic Design from Coventry University and an MA in Children’s Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art.

Rev Naomi said: “I’m so excited about the book finally being ready to buy, it’s a bit of a childhood ambition come true.

“I could not have imagined writing a book to introduce a place of such powerful meaning to children, but once the idea for Popcorn’s journey had taken hold in my mind I couldn’t wait to write it down.

“Sarah’s illustrations though are what really make it – we know this building is beautiful but the illustrations from a squirrel’s eye view bring a whole new perspective.”

It is available to buy for £8 either online at stclaresatthecathedral.org or directly from St Clare’s at Coventry Cathedral.

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