At last! The Marvellous Adventures of Maggie and Methuselah is at the printers!

June 30, 2021 at 10:22 pm | Posted in Book launches, new books | Leave a comment
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My exciting, funny new chapter book!

HOORAY!! At last my exciting, funny new chapter book for pre-teens has gone off to the printers! It’s looking just fabulous, thanks to our incredibly talented illustrator Charly Cheung, who has drawn more than 100 illustrations!!

It’s all about two adventurous kids living in Hong Kong: expat Maggie Magill and her best friend Edmund Ma, Maggie’s very funny African Grey parrot Methuselah, and a fabulous Hong Kong mystery which is real and has never been solved! Not to mention some spooky World War II tunnels, some very valuable treasure and an exciting helicopter rescue!

The publisher Pete Spurrier at Blacksmith Books tells me that it will take just two weeks to get printed – so all you lovely parents and kids who have been so patient with us over the last few months will get their copies by mid-July! At last!!

We’re planning a fabulous Hong Kong launch, so watch this space and I’ll let you have all the details as soon as possible!

And if you haven’t ordered your own copy yet, you can pre-order it now by clicking this link!

Well done Reva!

June 29, 2021 at 8:56 pm | Posted in Discovery College, Writing competitions for kids | Leave a comment
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Riva with Ms Leanne Sercombe

Isn’t this a wonderful photo of Reva Kamath from Discovery College, Hong Kong, who at just 8 years old came Second Place in the Year 4 to 6 category of my Oxcellent Ox Tale Competition? Reva chose The Tale of Run Run Rat as her prize, and here she is being presented with it by PYP Teacher Librarian Mrs Leanne Sercombe. The story she chose is all about the success that comes to those try their hardest; a very appropriate choice for this talented young writer! Well done Reva! I can’t wait to read more of your work!

Kids4Kids awards some hugely talented young Hong Kong writers and illustrators!

June 27, 2021 at 11:27 pm | Posted in Kids4Kids, Writing competitions for kids | Leave a comment
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Yesterday I had the huge pleasure of attending the Online Celebration Ceremony of the My Story Creation Competition 2020-2021, hosted by my friends at Kids4Kids, and funded by The Community Chest! I was honoured to read out to the attendees the fabulous overall winning story, The Wolf, written and illustrated by Kristi Ng. It’s a fantastic story, with beautiful illustrations in watercolour, crayon and colour pencil. You can see some of the pages from Kristi’s book in the slideshow below. Aren’t they wonderful?

Huge congratulations to the 352 kids who entered from schools and learning centres all over Hong Kong! You can see the list of winners and their work by visiting the competition website here.

And you can register for next year’s competition right away by scanning the QR code below!

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