Yesterday was Polly’s Day at Assumption Primary School. That’s right, Jann definitely took a back seat as Polly flew into Assumption Convent Primary School to launch How Polly Became a Pirate to the grade 3 learners. It is their setwork book for this term. Prior to meeting with the pupils, Jann explained the elements within this book that could be … More Yesterday was Polly’s day at Assumption Convent Primary School
Source: Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – How Polly Became a Pirate (Polly’s Piralympics) (Volume 1) by Jann Weeratunga
Wisdom can only come from greater understanding, Greater Understanding comes with learning, Learning comes with reading and interacting with others. (JW) So, for me, I was given a special gift yesterday by the mother who I had sold a set of books to the previous day when I visited Qurtuba Islamic Academy. I don’t know her name, … More A Special Gift Makes the Set.
So, on Monday evening, during the first thunderstorm of the season in Johannesburg, I did an interview with Fiona Khan on Cii Radio. Let the link talk for itself
The most special review in the whole world for a children’s author has to be when a child takes the time to review your book and then asks their parent to send it to you. Well, this is what happened to me and I still have Goosebumps. Not only did he review them for me but 3 … More The Most Special Review in the Whole World
One more sleep until we host the Children’s Book Fayre in Johannesburg. The weather is looking iffy, which in the UK would make absolutely no difference, as that is the norm, and if you let the rain stop you from doing things, well, you’d just never do anything. But here in South Africa and especially … More One More Sleep.
Children’s Independent Authors do it for themselves. Independent Authors or Indies as we like to be known, are authors who do not have the backing of a publisher, often because of the country they live in, like us in South Africa, and sometimes through choice. I love being an Indie. I choose my own destiny. … More Children’s Independent Authors do it for themselves.
Al-aqsa Primary School with fellow authors Robbie Cheadle and Soraya Hendricks. So we arrived dead on time to find the pupils from grades 1-6 in the hall celebrating World Literacy Day, there were pirates and queens, mice and cats, Pinnochio’s and wolves, red riding hoods and grumps, assassins and spiders. IT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME! EVEN … More Al-aqsa Primary School with fellow authors
Roshnee Primary School, yes, another school, and oh what fun. Polly as per usual was on good form and had all the children laughing and listening to her and joining in. I read a chapter from, How Polly Became a Pirate and then handed over books for the school library. It’s amazing how Polly takes … More Roshnee Primary School, yes, another school, and oh what fun.
Wow, what a whirlwind week! I felt like I was back in school. First, there was Bennies and delivering 105 books for their grade 3’s and learning they have dedicated it as a set work book for next year. Then it was into Holy Rosary to chat to the teachers there and see how Polly … More Off to school