SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils are inspired by children’s author Emma Carroll

SCHOOL NEWS: Pupils are inspired by children’s author Emma Carroll

BEST-SELLING children’s author Emma Carroll has visited four schools in the Chard area to talk about her latest book – Sky Chasers.

The events, arranged by Amanda Broom at Chard Bookshop, saw Emma visit Tatworth School, Combe St Nicholas School, Manor Court School and Redstart School.

The children were treated to inside information about how Emma came to write Sky Chasers, told about the process of being an author and involved in a question and answer session.

More than 500 children had the chance to meet Emma during the visits.

Amanda said: “Emma was so inspiring in her school visits, the children absolutely loved learning about Sky Chasers and how Emma has come to be living her dream as an author.

“The presentation was fun and engaging with children being involved throughout. Many children are already planning to write their next stories."

It is hoped that more events will be lined up, the next author being proposed is Tamsin Cooke who recently visited Chard Bookshop.

If any local schools would like to be involved they can contact the bookshop at .

Sky Chasers is Emma Carroll’s seventh book and other titles include Letters from the Lighthouse; Frost Hollow Hall; The Girl Who Walked on Air; In Darkling Wood; Strange Star and The Snow Sister. Emma is referred to as the Queen of Historical Fiction for children. 

PHOTO – TOP LEFT: Author Emma Carroll (right) with Chard Bookshop owner Amanda Broom and Manor Court Primary School headteacher Luke Talmage.

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