Book Reading - Clare Azzopardi
Clare Azzopardi, an award-winning author and an editor for books in Maltese with Merlin Publishers, paid a visit to our Junior V students on 17th February 2016. She gave an in-depth explanation about how certain characters came about in her series of books ‘Jake Cassar.’
Whilst also entertaining the children by reading exerpts from her book Il-Każ kważi kollu tal-Aħwa De Molizz.’ Ms Azzopardi also spoke about the beginnings of her writing career, her inspirations and the environment she works in. She was accompanied by one of the illustrators/cartoonists of her books, Ms Nicole Diacono.
A video clip was shown to the children, bringing out the highlights of Ms Diacono’s work and how her illustrations come about. One of her pieces of work is brought out in one of her stories found in the Junior V textbooks, Senduq Buffuri – which Ms Azzopardi also read to the children.
By encouraging a love for books, this experience proved to be a positive one which the children enjoyed thoroughly.
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Book Signing - Holly Webb
St. Michael School had the pleasure of welcoming well known children’s artist Holly Webb. This took place on the 4th March to celebrate World Book Day.
Besides having been an editor in the past, Holly Webb now enjoys writing books about two all time favourite pets - cats and dogs. Ms. Webb, herself, owns a number of them and this plays a big part in her story writing.
At times, even though Ms. Webb tries to avoid the animals playing a role in her stories, it normally finishes off with them wriggling their way in nonetheless.
Our students were visibly entranced by Holly Webb’s story telling and very excited to capture a moment with her during the book signing.
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Book Reading - Tom Percival
Tom Percival is a writer and illustrator for children's books. Those of which include a successful fictional series made up of 'Skulduggery Pleasant,' 'The Chronicle of Egg' and 'Shiverton Hall.'
Tom gave an excellent display on how one can make up a story line by using items or props that are readily available. In addition, he went on to narrate from one of his books.
All children were highly engaged with Tom's storytelling which left them asking for more. The event finished off with the children getting their books signed by the author.