Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

21 Nov 2018
Matt Dickinson Visit

On Monday Primary 6 had a visit from an author called Matt Dickinson. He came to talk to us about his new book called 'Popcorn Eating Squirrels of the World Unite'. Matt got the idea for this book from some rubbish that was left behind after his daughter's 13th birthday party in the garden. He saw a squirrel enjoying some salted caramel flavoured popcorn. This gave him an idea for a very funny story.

Matt has also written a series of books set around Mount Everest. He has climbed Mount Everest and showed us lots of pictures. He has written books for children, teenagers and adults. He read us some of his new book and encouraged us to be adventurous with our reading. This means that we should all try to read a wide variety of books.

He also told us about an inspiring explorer from Edinburgh, called Isobel Wylie Hutchinson, who travelled to faraway places about a hundred years ago. Matt was lucky enough to make one of the same journeys that she did.

Vittoria & Lucy, P6P

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