Monthly Archives: February 2015

Circus Names and Fancy Acts!

Dear new friends,

It’s hard to know exactly how to begin this, isn’t it? I mean, I don’t even know your names, so I can’t begin the e-mail with a  proper beginning that says ‘hello’ to you properly. You know, ‘Hello Susan and Dave and Ravi and Bridgid and so on…’ So I hope you’ll forgive me for just saying ‘new friends’ and understand that it includes all of you.

My name’s Ashley. That’s what the ‘A’ of the ‘A.F.’ stands for, and you should feel free to call me Ashley because I’m not a teacher or anything like that, so there’s no need to ‘Mr Harrold’ or ‘Sir’ me.

I’ve been told that you’re going to be reading my novel Fizzlebert Stump: The Boy Who Ran Away From The Circus (And Joined The Library). I hope you enjoy it and aren’t so tired after reading the title (which is, I’ll admit, a little longer than many titles you find these days) that you never get round to reading the book. I think you’re going to enjoy it, especially the bit where Fizzlebert finds the golden ticket and gets to visit the chocolate factory, but is accidentally kidnapped by robots (who mistake him for the dog who rules the world) before he can even get there. That bit’s very funny…

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We are back!

Adopt an Author has returned with a mighty big bang!

This year, Mile Oak Primary, Carden Primary, Bevendean Primary and Queens Park Primary are all taking part and they are very lucky to have started exchanging emails and work to their chosen authors.

Mile Oak Primary have adopted Marcia Williams, author of ‘Archie’s War’ and ‘My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright’, Carden Primary have A. F. Harrold, author of ‘Fizzlebert Stump: The boy who ran away from the circus (and joined a library)’, Bevendean Primary have Rob-Lloyd Jones, author of ‘Wild Boy’ and Queens Park Primary have adopted Alex Milway, with his book ‘Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey’.

In the following weeks we will be posting a selection of the correspondence between the authors and their classes, so stay tuned!