Cheltenham teen famous for bedtime reading will be doing a World Book Day live stream

Oscar Mallet, the teenager famous for reading bedtime stories to children via Zoom during lockdown, is reading a special story for Cheltenham Festivals on World Book Day 2021.

Oscar Mallet, the Cheltenham teenager that became famous for reading bedtime stories to children on Zoom throughout lockdown, is hosting a special bedtime story reading for Cheltenham Festivals on World Book Day 2021.

He’ll be reading an extract from the brand new book Space Oddity by Gloucestershire-based author, Christopher Edge, at 7pm on Thursday 4 March 2021. The reading will be steamed on Facebook Live from the Cheltenham Festivals Facebook page.

Oscar, who goes to Balcarras Academy School in Cheltenham, started reading bedtime stories to his neighbours’ children during the first national lockdown in March 2020 and has since gone on to attract audiences from all over the country.

For more information, visit the Cheltenham Festivals Facebook page.

By Chloe Gorman


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Friday 26 February 2021

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