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Guiseley School pupils meet published author for book week
10:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
Schoolchildren were given advice about writing their own stories when they met with author Teresa Flavin.
Teresa, who grew up in New York but now lives in Leeds, met Year 7 students at Guiseley School’s first book week of the academic year.
The published illustrator and children’s author is well known for her Blackhope Trilogy. The last book in the trilogy, Shadow Lantern, has just been published this year. When she debuted as an author, her first book The Blackhope Enigma was shortlisted for several book awards including the Scottish Children’s Book award and the Leeds Book award. Her novels are based on the fantastical adventures of Sunni and Blaise who keep getting entangled in the mysteries and intrigues of Blackhope tower and its mysterious creator Fausto Corvo.
Pupils listened to Teresa talk about how she became inspired to write the trilogy, and they were given tips and advice on how to create their own stories.
Her visit left pupils keen to read her work and to write their own books.
The school has also trialled a new idea for book week where on the sound of the bell everyone has to drop everything and read.