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The World’s First Roller Coaster and other amazing inventions...






25th May, 2024.


Last Saturday morning Thirsk Community Library and White Rose Bookshop in Thirsk, hosted local author Mike Barfield talking with delighted children and parents about his latest children’s book, “The World’s First Roller Coaster and other amazing inventions”, illustrated by German artist Franziska Hollbacher.

Mike Barfield is a successful children’s author with numerous books to his name which promote science and curiosity among children of all ages.

The young parents also seemed to be he enjoying the interchange of questions, sharing of knowledge coaxed out of them and Mike’ own expertise.

The book is a surprising collection of facts and information about the invention of motorized cars and on to who created supermarkets and even the top hat.

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