Jack Trelawny - Free Author Visits to Primary Schools
PLANNING DIARY NOW FOR UK TOUR OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN 2011-2012
Over 700 schools already visited - Contact Campion Books (publishers) now
Contact Jane Bennett, Events Manager... E: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01992 714369
See BLOG for schools and famililies: 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 45-minute talks at schools about his Kernowland in Erthwurld adventure series (published by Campion Books for children aged 7-11).
We are currently planning the author's diary for 2011-2012, so please respond as soon as possible if you would like a visit this year.
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 700 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.
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.
For more info about Jack Trelawny, also see the author’s blog http://jacktrelawny.blogspot.com.
The first two chapters can be printed off for class reading or read as an ebook via links at www.kernowland.com.
We have just begun quizzing the books. See quizzes here.
Lots of schools have provided very positive feedback about the Jack Trelawny author visits.
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
We are currently planning the diary for 2011-2012, so please contact me as soon as possible if you would like a visit this year.
I look forward to hearing from you.
T: 01992 714369
Campion Books (Publishers)
2 Lea Valley House, Stoney Bridge Drive,
Waltham Abbey, Essex, United Kingdom, EN9 3LY