Last year, Claire Barker came to visit two of our schools to talk about her first book, 'Knitbone Pepper: Ghost Dog' Imagine how delighted we were to hear that she was happy to come back and visit Mead Vale, Sandford and Winscombe.
Kate Johns, from Sandford, wrote this about their visit from Claire:
On Thursday afternoon, in celebration of World Book Day, Sandford Primary was lucky enough to host children's author, Claire Barker. Only minutes into the presentation to our KS2 pupils even the coolest of the year six back row had their hands raised to share stories about their beloved pets. Claire shared tales of her own dust-eating canine and a goose that hatched next to a chicken and has ever since believed she was a chicken. It was easy to see where she takes her inspiration for the amazing characters in 'Knitbone Pepper' and the sequel, 'Knitbone Pepper and the last Circus Tiger', which was published this week.
Claire was a very engaging storyteller and we loved sharing her suitcase of crazy hats and hearing about her writing experience. Watching her energetic self bounce around the floor, it was not too surprising to hear that she spends many working hours pounding a treadmill as she find it hard to sit at a desk and chair to write!
She signed books for us (including a library copy!), admired our beloved ghosts on library windows and our rock pets before leaving a very inspired group of well-dressed book characters to make their way home with books in hand.
Thank you Claire for making our World book day and good luck for the next Knitbone adventure.