World Book Day March 2013

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Author comes to World Book Day


Pupils and teachers all dressed up as their favourite book characters on World Book Day and were fortunate to be joined by author James Mayhew who gave the girls an insight into life as a writer and illustrator of childrens' books.

James has had over 50 books published including a long-running series about a little girl called Katie who climbs inside famous paintings, like the Mona Lisa, to find out more about them. The girls were fascinated as James told them how his career had begun and showed them how a book comes to life, often starting as a scrap book of drawings. He told the story of 'The Firebird' whilst drawing a beautiful illustration at the same time which left the audience spell bound.