literature & poetry

Zanib Mian: Planet Omar

Part of London Literature Festival

Omar is an accidental trouble magnet with a huge imagination, who has to change schools when his parents decide to move house.

Come and meet Zanib Mian, the creator of this laugh-out-loud story, as she introduces Omar and his family, talks about what inspired her to write the book and chats about some school trip mayhem.

The Planet Omar series combine Zanib Mian's hilarious text and Nasaya Mafaridik's fantastic cartoon-style illustrations to tell stories of everyday life that will have you laughing so hard that snot comes out of your nose (plus you might meet a dragon and a zombie – what more could you want?).

Planet Omar won the Little Rebels Award 2018, as well as being shortlisted for the UKLA Award and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.

Dates & times

21 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 60 mins
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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Adult £8 Child £6
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 7 – 11

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