Jack Trelawny - Free Author Visits to Primary Schools
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See BLOG for schools and families: www.jacktrelawny.blogspot.com Website: www.jacktrelawny.co.uk
Dear Headteacher / Literacy
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
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
Why book a Jack
Trelawny free author visit?
The visits are free.
Jack covers the cost of all his own travel, accomodation, and
The series has quickly become class reading
material in many schools.
The responses from schools have been very
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
- Some schools are calling Kernowland, ‘our getting
boys to read book’, although it is equally popular with
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
- 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
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.
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
For more info about Jack Trelawny and reviews of
his school visits by teachers , also see the author’s blog www.jacktrelawny.blogspot.com.
first two chapters of Book 1 can be printed off for class reading here.
have just begun quizzing the books. See quizzes
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
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...
children were spellbound'
would recommend him without reservation to any school you would like to
refer to us.'
were all inspired!’
presentation was very visual; he has certainly fired the children's
an absolute star...'
show created a brilliant buzz around the school'
teachers really liked the points you made...'
event was a big success... fantastic morning.'
our literacy classes...'
of the children have developed a passion for reading since Jack's last
what a reading school should look and sound like.'
books are constantly being taken out of the library...'
teachers enjoyed your presentation...'
from a teacher of dyslexic children about the Kernowland
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
I look forward to hearing from
Campion Books (Publishers)
Lea Valley House, Stoney Bridge Drive,Waltham Abbey, Essex, United