World Book Day Extravaganza - Day 3

It was another fantastic day in the bookshop, with school classes being treated to appearances by Maria Burke, author of The Ark of Dun Ruah (see review on the Irish Authors and Publishers page) and Sadie Cramer, illustrator of Chop Chop, Mad Cap (author Juliette Saumande).

Maria came all the way from Cork to see two separate classes, and regaled them with readings from The Ark of Dun Ruah, and much interesting information about eagles, owls and writing. It was fascinating, and I know (from their enthusiasm) the children were just as excited about it as I was.

Sadie came in and delighted a local school 2nd/3rd class with her tales of illustration, what she'll is up to next and a workshop in which all the girls made their own identity badges (with their own secret identities). And, of course, there was a reading from Chop Chop, Mad Cap that left us all wanting more!

So.... that was 136 delighted school children for the day (and one very delighted children's bookseller!)
Thanks go out to Maria and Sadie for all their hard work, sharing their talents and joy of books.... and the wonderful books they have written and illustrated! You are both absolutely fantastic!!!


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