Child authors get taste of India in debut book

Lindhead School held it's very own book launch for children who had penned a book on India.   Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114919
Lindhead School held it's very own book launch for children who had penned a book on India. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114919

BUDDING authors put pen to paper to coin their first published non-fictional work inspired by India.

After sending proposals to Betty Black of Panther Publishing, Year 3 and 4 pupils at Lindhead School were given the go ahead to each publish two copies in a first edition run.

Lindhead School held it's very own book launch for children who had penned a book on India.   Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114919'6/12/11

Lindhead School held it's very own book launch for children who had penned a book on India. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114919'6/12/11

They celebrated with parents at a themed book launch event.

Year 3 teacher Joanne Hartley, who played the role of Betty Black, said: “We did it as close to real life as possible so they sent proposals to a fictional publisher who replied and said yes.

“We printed copies at school and had a launch day which started with Indian dancing and we had Indian food.

“Parents were invited to come and buy a copy and the children signed them. It was a tremendous success enjoyed by parents, children and staff.”

Alongside Year 4 teachers Rob Thompson and Nathan Wrigley, the pupils were helped by Sheila Silvester of the County Council School Library Service who visited the school to give children advice on editing their work.