So, I didn't really think I'd ever appear at a book festival, other than having my books on sale in the big white tents in Edinburgh. But in my hometown of Linlithgow, the wonderful bookshop Far From the Madding Crowd organises a children's book festival for the town's primary schools, in the community's very own … Continue reading Further From Festival
This might look like an ordinary copy of Ruan the Little Red Squirrel, but it is in fact a very special copy. It was sent to me by a lovely Mum who had a wonderful story to tell and she has happily let me share it with you. Mum sent me a message a week … Continue reading A very special Ruan
A few days ago I shared my recent trip to Bellsquarry Primary school... (here) and I have received this lovely message from the children in Primary 3/2 and their class teacher, Mrs C: We loved reading your recent post this afternoon Rachel! I must share with you just how much we enjoyed our topic work based on … Continue reading A School Report for Ruan
Recently I visited the lovely Bellsquarry Primary School where I met a very talented group of children in P3/2. I was made to feel very welcome with posters and welcome signs for my arrival! I went along to read Ruan the Little Red Squirrel to kick off their Scottish topic of classwork. Ruan's travels formed … Continue reading Budding authors at Bellsquarry Primary
The lovely Rowena alerted me to this article on Smithsonian.com - Now, according to what HRH Prince Charles has told The Telegraph, I think Ruan might be right up his street. The article says: "Prince Charles is a big fan of the red squirrel and has even proposed that the animal be recognised as the official … Continue reading Could Ruan join the Royals?
This is the excerpt for your very first post.