What a fabulous event we had with author, Gill Lewis, last Friday! Gill came with Laura, a volunteer from the Bath Children’s Literature Festival, before her main event there on Sunday. The whole of Year 7 filled the theatre (with some even having to sit in the posh seats in the gallery!) to hear her talk about her new book, Moon Bear. Not only did we hear about her writing (beginning with her drawings in her sketchbook) but we also learnt about the plight of these animals, kept in dreadful conditions to supply bear bile for the chinese medicine market. Students were so eager to ask questions about Gill’s writing, inspiration (and earnings!) that we ran out of time!
Gill reading from her new book, Moon Bear
Everyone loves listening to a story.
It was all to do with bees!!
Re-enacting The White Dolphin
Let’s hear the sea swoosh!
And the seagulls caw!
At the bottom of the ocean.
Phew, the last book signed!
Gill is still smiling after signing books for half an hour!
Students bought copies of Gill’s books which she kindly signed and we would like to give many thanks to Andy and Janey from Waterstones, who ran the book sales for us and helping the session run so smoothly. Gill, Laura, Andy and Janey all praised our lovely school and the impeccable behaviour of our students. Pats on the back all round then!
Click here for the Gill Lewis website
Our annual author event for all Year 7s is taking place on Friday 4th October, with well known and award winning Gill Lewis. The Library Ladiez are pleased to discover that many students already know Gill’s books and are excitedly awaiting her talk, Q&A and signing session in the main theatre.
Gill is in the area to take part in the Bath Children’s Literature Festival which is running all week, and she is currently promoting her new book, Moon Bear.
The Library Ladiez were sent this lovely little video also created by Gill which they hope strikes a chord with many older readers (who know that reading can become a pleasure not a chore) and will inspire the younger ones to make good friends with their librarian!