Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Visiting Author - Linda Strachan
Wow, today we had an author visiting our school. Her name was Linda Strachan and she travelled all the way from Scotland to visit New Zealand. The Year 3 and 4's went to hear her speak first thing this morning. She has written over 50 books and she read us some of the books she has written. She read a book called "What colour is love?" We have this book in our school library and she has signed a copy for our school! She also told us about a character she has created, Hamish McHaggis and she read one of the books he is in. We asked lots of great questions like, "When did you start writing books?" and "How long does it take to write a book?" She taught us some Scottish words:
braw - good
wee - small
coorie doon - snuggle down
coo - cow
They sounded a bit strange and made us laugh.
She told us there a lot of people involved in making a book. There is the author, illustrator, publisher, editor, copy editor, printer, publicist, book rep, librarian, book shop owner.
Here are some pictures from the session: