Today, two of our schools were delighted to have a visit from Helen Lipscombe, who came to talk about her new book, ‘Peril en Pointe’. This excellent story offers plenty of action and excitement - it’s a real page turner- and the children were very excited by the fact that my copy contains a secret message!
Helen talked to us about how she came to write and challenged us all to think of ‘what if..?’ questions which might start a story. The children came up with some amazing ideas; the hall was buzzing with suggestions- stories in the making.
The children were particularly fascinated by how much time and effort Helen had put into writing her book. They think that she drinks even more tea than I do! I think the ratio of cups of tea to biscuits must be wrong, but that could just be me…
Helen passed round some pointe shoes for everyone to have a look at before she read an extract from her story, The children were completely captivated, desperate to find out what was going to happen next. It’s a good thing we have copies for the library!
It was such an inspiring session which we all learned so much from. Many thanks to Helen for visiting us and to Dave from Books on the Hill for coming to sell books.
Peril en Pointe Helen Lipscombe
Chicken House ISBN: 978-1910655795
(review to follow…)