Donated book sparks art work

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A TOP entertainer is helping a local library to promote reading and creativity to its younger borrowers.

John Barrowman, star of Tonight’s the Night and Torchwood, has co-written a book with his sister about two 12-year-old twins with the power to bring artwork to life.

And the star, who will perform a concert on Blackpool’s Tower Headland on Saturday, has donated a signed copy to Knott End library for an art competition.

Library manager Glenn Pollock said: “Libraries are places where children’s imagination comes alive, so to be able to run a competition with such a unique prize which encompasses this is absolutely fantastic.“

Hollow Earth, published earlier this year, tells the story of twins Matt and Emily.

Their ability to bring artwork to life is being sought by evil villains who want to access the trapped creatures contained in Hollow Earth.

The book covers the excitement as they try to escape from these villains.

To tie in with the book, the library is running an art competition for youngsters up to 12 to draw and name a mythical creature.

Full details including the closing date are available from the Knott End library.

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