Book launch: New collection ‘And I Climbed, And I Climbed’ by Stephen Lightbown

September 21, 2023

‘Why didn’t you catch me? Why, Tree? Why?’

Cosmo is a young boy whose life has changed forever since he fell from the tree he loved to climb. Now unable to walk and a wheelchair user, Cosmo has a great deal to adjust to and come to terms with. He also wants to have words with a certain tree.

‘And I Climbed, And I Climbed’ is an outstanding new collection of poems for children written by Bristol-based poet Stephen Lightbown, sensitively illustrated by Shih-Yu Lin.

Please join us at Waterstones in central Bristol (11A Union Galleries, Broadmead, BS1 3XD) where Stephen will read from, and talk about, the book. He’ll also answer your questions and sign copies of the book.

All welcome – please consider yourself invited! If you can RSVP that’d be super helpful for numbers, but if not then feel free come along on the night. For more information and to RSVP: Roy Johnson on 07710 412 830 or We hope to see you there!