Virtual author visit for Year 6!
Today Year 6 arrived at the final chapter of their class book 'Street Child'. Luckily for them they had a special guest read it to them - Berlie Doherty the author herself! Huge thanks to Miss Calver for organising this for the children and to Berlie for agreeing to do this. I'm sure they will all remember this virtual visit in years to come.
Berlie read, bringing the voices of the characters to life. She also discussed the sequel to the book' Far From Home' and how she came to write about Jim Jarvis himself. Miss Calver had the pleasure of putting some of the children's questions to Berlie: discussing her inspiration, her writing techniques, characters, her love of reading and how important her dad was to her by giving her a creative flair for oral story-telling. Having written and published over 60 books, Berlie was able to tell the children about other books she has written. Her website is Berlie Doherty - Home jam-packed with lots of details about her, her books and upcoming writing.
Take a look at the interview and story telling here: