20 Jan 2012

Kings Norton Primary School

'Fascinating presentation'
On 20 January 2012, I visited Kings Norton Primary School in Birmingham, and gave a slideshow presentation and talk followed by a 'Meet the Author' booksigning event.

Afterwards, the school kindly reviewed the visit on their website, with a slideshow of great photos they took. This helps other schools to know what happens so they can decide if they would like a FREE Jack Trelawny author visit to their school...

An Author Comes to Visit!
On Friday January 20th we had a special visit from Jack Trelawny, ‘Edutainor’ and author of the ‘Kernowland in Erthwurld’ children's books. During the morning, we gathered in the hall where Jack treated us to an entertaining and informative display of his work. 
First we listened to Jack’s reading of the first chapter of ‘The Crystal Pool’ and we were introduced to the main characters, Tizzie and Louis. Just as we became engrossed, Jack cunningly stopped at a cliff hanger moment in the story, leaving us wanting to know more!  We then heard how Jack develops his mythological characters, cleverly blending combinations of real animals into completely new creatures. He told us all about how he gets his ideas from finding things out about the real world and incorporating them into his plot or setting. We now have some new strategies to make our own writing more interesting!  
At the end of Jack’s fascinating presentation, the lucky children who had sent in money were able to meet the great man himself and obtain an exclusive signed copy to take home to read. Thank you for coming Jack – you inspired us!


See you next time in the Story House.

Happy writing... and reading!