Snakes Alive at Lantau International School!

April 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

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A big thank you to one of Hong Kong’s most charming and original schools, Lantau International School, for a wonderful visit today! It was great to see you all again, and I loved telling my Tale of Sybil Snake to kids who have seen so many real snakes on Lantau Island over the years! And thank you especially for the unique gift of a baby cobra skin! I’m so excited to be able to show that to the kids on my Hong Kong school tour – they’ll be fascinated! So many of you gave me special drawings and notes today, which will go straight into my own personal treasure chest in my office, where I keep all my lovely fan letters. They are so welcoming and kind, and I really appreciate them! And I’ll let Harry Harrison know how much you love his illustrations too – he’ll be chuffed! Keep on reading and writing, and I can’t wait to see some of your poems about real snakes in my Clever Competition!

Hi Kay Carl Elementary again!

April 9, 2013 at 4:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


Hi again to all you fabulous kids at Kay Carl Elementary in Las Vegas and to your terrific teacher Mr Dwyer with his talented Coyote! It was great fun to meet you all today, albeit at 4.40am…! Make sure you keep visiting my blog to keep up to date with all my books, news and writing tips – and I look forward to seeing some great US entries into my writing competition on the Clever Competitions tab above!

And for those who haven’t met him yet…here is Coyé the Coyote Superstar:

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Mr Dwyer advises: “He’s our unofficial mascot. As the only talking coyote in the business, he’s a famous Hollywood actor.  Anytime a coyote is seen in a film, that’s probably Coyé ‘acting’ like a regular coyote. Likewise, any time you see a coyote illustration in a children’s book, it was probably Coyé who posed for the illustrator. Despite all of his success, our favorite coyote makes the time in his busy schedule to come to our school and read. He gets into lots of trouble but he’s usually forgiven since he’s as loveable and funny as he is mischievous.”

Now wouldn’t you just LOVE to have a Reading Superstar like that at YOUR school?

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