On Wednesday 18th of August, Spearwood Primary hosted visiting author Sally Murphy at our school. Sally is an author of more than 50 children’s books and she brought a selection with her to talk to the children about how to find ideas for writing, as well as how to make interesting complications and resolutions when writing our own stories.
It was particularly interesting meeting Sally as one of her books, Looking Up¸ was illustrated by A?ka, who visited us last year. It was interesting to hear about how authors and illustrators work together, and how little input an author gets to the illustrations of their writing.
Some of our students purchased books from Paper Bird in advance, which Sally signed (as well as the books we had in the library!). We are looking forward to reading more of her books throughout the year.