Saturday, 16 March 2013

World Book Day at St Thomas & St Anne’s School 7th March 2013

World Book Day is the biggest celebration of its kind anywhere. Millions of books vouchers are given away to children to either swap for a book especially written for World Book Day, or to put towards another book of the child’s choice.

On this World Book Day we were lucky to have a visit from Catherine Cooper. She is a Shropshire author who has written a series of fantasy books for children. The first one is called The Golden Acorn. Catherine came to St Thomas and St Anne’s school to tell class 3 all about her books. First she introduced us to the main characters, Jack Brenin (a young boy), Camelin (a raven who used to be a boy), Elan (a girl) and Nora (a lady who can do magic). Catherine told us how she thought them up from people she had met in real life. She brought some of the characters as dressing up costumes with her and some of class 3 got to dress up as them. The atmosphere was funny and exiting and everyone enjoyed her visit. Finally we were able asked her questions about future books and what she has planned. The day finished with Catherine selling copies of her books which lots of students bought. In my opinion she is a fantastic author and I have enjoyed reading the Jack Brenin series and can’t wait for the next one.

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