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09 Mar 2017
Vivian French – Author Visit

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On Thursday 2 March, World Book Day, author Vivian French came to the Junior School to talk to the P3s, P4s and P5s. First, she said she was very bad at spelling - we were so surprised!  She showed us some words, that sound different even though they are spelled similarly and we realised what she meant - like 'word' and 'sword'!

Then she took us through the story of her time at school, and how her Daddy used to tell her lots and lots of stories. This ignited her imagination but it was not until she was much older that she chose to become a writer. She was working as a storyteller, when one of her friends suggested that she write her tales down. She started with picture books for young readers but her editor got a bit bored of reading them, so she started to think about longer novels. Unfortunately, for her first book, she just started writing and writing but when she reached the middle, she could not think of how the story should continue - and her editor told her it would need to go in the bin! Thankfully, she did not lose heart and made sure next book was carefully planned!

She has now written many novels, which are really fun and interesting. We were lucky enough to listen to Vivian read us some extracts from, 'The Adventures of Alfie Onion' and 'The Cherry Pie Princess', which is her newest book. At the end, many of us bought one of her books - and she signed them for us. It was a great workshop and we learnt that everyone can be a writer, even if their biggest strength is not spelling!

By Arshya, P5Y

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