Jack Trelawny - Free Author Visits to Primary Schools

Jack has visited over 900 schools - Contact Campion Books (publishers) now
Contact Jane Bennett, Events Manager ... E: info@campionpublishing.com Tel: 01992 714369
See BLOG for schools and families: www.jacktrelawny.blogspot.com Website: www.jacktrelawny.co.uk

Dear Headteacher / Literacy Co-ordinator,

Children’s author, Jack Trelawny, is currently touring the country, giving FREE 40-minute talks at schools. This is an opportunity to book an author visit with one of the UK’s most popular, amusing, and inspiring school visitors (see reviews below).

  • Children meet a 'real live author''
  • A fun-filled event with lots of laughs and learning
  • Children learn how an author collects ideas
  • Includes Who, Where, When, What, and Why
  • Opportunity for themed class work
  • Ticks the relevant National Curriculum box
  • It's FREE

Jack’s presentation lasts about 40 minutes. The lively, amusing, and fun-filled show includes:

  • A short reading from Book 1 in the Kernowland in Erthwurld series (6 books)
  • PowerPoint slides of characters and scenes
  • Lots of ideas for writing stories
  • Questions and answers

Afterwards there is a book signing session.

See list of tour dates and areas below. Contact Jane Bennett to arrange a visit. (Please note the author is visiting some areas - e.g. Essex, Herts, North London, East London - more than once in the periods covered, so you may like to check the complete listings before requesting a date). If you cannot view the list of tour dates within this email, the list is viewable online here: http://www.jacktrelawny.co.uk/jack-trelawny-events-calendar

Jack Trelawney visits calendar 2012 - 13

Why book a Jack Trelawny free author visit?

The visits are free. Jack covers the cost of all his own travel, accomodation, and other expenses.

The series has quickly become class reading material in many schools.

The responses from schools have been very enthusiastic:

'The children were spellbound' ‘We were all inspired!’ ‘…books… to get boys reading’ ‘Jack’s show created a brilliant buzz around the school’ ‘…many of the children have developed a passion for reading since Jack’s visit’

  • Jack is an experienced children’s presenter.
  • Teachers report that Jack’s visits inspire children to read and write their own stories and his talk addresses many aspects of the curriculum. His Kernowland series is now a top-seller at Waterstone’s.
  • Some schools are calling Kernowland, ‘our getting boys to read book’, although it is equally popular with girls.

Jack has now visited over 900 schools

  • The lively ‘edutainment’ event involves an interactive Powerpoint slideshow.
  • The children enjoy the slides of the characters in the books and the author talks about gathering ideas and how a story is written.
  • Jack can talk to up to 400 children in one session; at larger schools he can do two talks on the same day.

There is, currently, no fee to the school.

In recognition of the fee waiver, we simply ask that parents are made aware of the author visit in advance in order that the children can purchase a book or books on the signing day for the 'Meet the Author' event should they wish to.

There is currently a '3 FOR 2 OFFER' on books for the school visits, which is proving very popular with parents. The new Kernowland audiobooks will be offered at 1/3 off the usual retail price for the school visits.

To make things as simple and straightforward as possible for the school, we provide a letter that is sent home to parents, which incorporates a tick box order form, in our Author Visit Confirmation Pack.

The books are available online or from your nearest Waterstone’s store and all other good booksellers; they have colour maps and are reasonably priced at £6.99.

Signed copies of the Kernowland books, with a dedication to a child by the author, can be purchased online direct from our website with free delivery.

The stories are now also available as ebooks for Kindle, Ipad, Iphone, PC, etc., and can be downloaded from Amazon.co.uk and other internet retailers such as Tescoebooks.com. The Amazon Kindle books have a free Look Inside! option so you can read the first few chapters.

The stories are currently being recorded in Audiobook format by West End and Broadway actor, Tom Solomon. The first 12 chapters of Kernowland 1 The Crystal Pool are available to listen online or download free from Tom's website.

For more info about Jack Trelawny and reviews of his school visits by teachers , also see the author’s blog www.jacktrelawny.blogspot.com.

The first two chapters of Book 1 can be printed off for class reading here.

We have just begun quizzing the books. See quizzes here.

Lots of schools have provided very positive feedback about the Jack Trelawny author visits.

One teacher reviewed the visit as follows...

To Jane Bennett, Events Manager, Campion Books

Dear Jane,
I just wanted to e-mail to say how fantastic our visit from Jack Trelawny was yesterday. The children (and staff) found his talk really inspirational and the opportunity to have books signed after the visit was brilliant too. I have been approached by one parent this morning to say that her son, who is usually a reluctant reader, has already read the first ten chapters of the book and had to be pried away from it at bedtime! Another child has come into school this morning with the beginning of a story he is writing which has clearly been influenced by Jack's book and presentation. Please could you pass my thanks on to Jack.

Thank you, Caroline Morgan, Sidmouth Primary School, Devon, EX10 9XB.

View the comments here or click on the links below...

'The children were spellbound'
'We... would recommend him without reservation to any school you would like to refer to us.'
‘We were all inspired!’
'His presentation was very visual; he has certainly fired the children's imagination...'
'He...was an absolute star...'
'Jack’s show created a brilliant buzz around the school'
'The teachers really liked the points you made...'
'The event was a big success... fantastic morning.'
'Helps our literacy classes...'
'...many of the children have developed a passion for reading since Jack's last visit.'
'Exactly what a reading school should look and sound like.'
'Jack's books are constantly being taken out of the library...'
'The teachers enjoyed your presentation...'
Comment from a teacher of dyslexic children about the Kernowland books

Please respond as soon as possible if you would like a visit this year. The earlier schools respond, the more likely we will be able to plan the diary to fit in all those wanting a visit when the author is next in their area.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Jane Bennett

Events Manager

E: info@campionpublishing.com

T: 01992 714369


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