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 Author Visits

 As a teacher currently running Y6 Book Clubs and Creative Writing Courses, I am very familiar with the workings of primary schools.                                                        

Option One: The Runaway Children of Chennai, published at the end of May 2023. The middle-grade novel was inspired by Railway Children, a charity supporting street children in India and written in collaboration with a group of Y6 children at Cherry Tree Primary School,

Watford. This option looks at the stories behind the charity, the process for writing

the book and finally introduces an exciting creative writing competition. The winning

short stories (with a theme of hope) will be published in a special book in 2024.

Option Two: It’s Raining in Moscow and I Forgot my Umbrella was written as an adventure story but has the unusual twist of being set on the dementia floor of a care home. The idea was to introduce children to a more positive view of dementia than we usually see.

The presentation, however, is not so much about the content of the book, rather the 

process an author goes through to publish a book. Children have been fascinated to

hear about the journey from the author’s first idea to the published book on the shelf,

a world not seen by most readers. A valuable insight.

Author Visit

Either: £50/class (min 2 classes) plus 2 signed books for the school library*

OR No fee, simply ensure the sale of 30 books* (2 sessions)

(Appropriate for Y4-8)

Each session lasts between forty to fifty minutes (this can be adjusted to suit the timetable), and to make the most of the visit I would suggest one class at a time in their own classroom to allow for questions (there are usually plenty!) My visits usually take place between 9-11am on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays, but I can be flexible.

*School price for books: £6

I hope to see you soon!

carolineboxall@hotmail.co.uk

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Rish (11) Cherry Tree Primary

Book Club with Mrs Boxall changed my whole life (in a good way). I used to hate writing and English, but now I love it. Book Club has made me more confident.

Christ Church, Chorleywood

Thank you so much - the children were delighted to get feedback from a published author. 

Abbots Primary

Amazing to have author Caroline Boxall visit us today, inspiring our budding authors!

Abbots Primary

Amazing to have author Caroline Boxall visit us today, inspiring our budding authors!
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