The Pre-Prep and Year 3 were very excited to have a visit from Camille Goodman, author of Mister Finch and the Queen, a quirky rhyming story about an old man who is invited to visit the Queen in London. Camille first read the story, then the Year 2 and Year 3 children designed their own book jacket and wrote a blurb about their own potential story. So inspired were they by Camille’s visit, that many of them are now feeling inspired to become authors!
The younger children asked lots of interesting questions including, ‘How many days did it take to write the story?’ to which Camille replied, ‘About three weeks but then a whole year to get the story published!’ They also discovered that Camille was inspired to include a chick in her book after hearing a story about her own mother as a child taking a chick home from a restaurant, without her parents knowing! Camille suggested to the children that linking stories to funny things that have happened in your life is a great starting point for authors.