On Wednesday during morning tea the Yrs 5 & 6 along with the Yrs 7 & 8 Book Clubs were treated to a Skype call to author Henry Neff, the creator of ‘The Tapestry‘ series. All students who attended had read at least the first book in the series, ‘The Hound of Rowan’ and really enjoyed it. Henry had very kindly and freely donated his time to call BGS all the way from New York during the evening . He thoughtfully answered all the boys questions which ranged from, “What inspired you to write the series?” to “What is your favourite mythological story?”. He spoke about his love of the children’s book ‘Where The Wild Things Are‘ by Maurice Sendak and how that had influenced his writing and the naming of characters in the book. He then showed the students a collection of his original drawings that feature in the series.
A big thank you to Henry for taking time out of his busy life to inspire the enthusiastic readers of the two Book Clubs. Experiences such as this really help to develop a passion for reading and exploring creative writing and other books relevant to the story. A thank you also to Ms Palmer who organised the event and to the Book Club members who committed to visiting the library instead of spending their morning break outside playing games. Your participation is much appreciated.