Knight adds his skills to book
SIR Quentin Blake, the world-famous illustrator, has donated an original sketch to illustrate a book written by more than 600 Ryedale schoolchildren.
The book, Rosie and John’s Magical Adventure, is the culmination of an outreach project set up by the Ryedale Book Festival which gave children from 10 local primary schools the chance to become real life authors.
Now the organisers are looking for more schools to become involved in a similar project this year.
The story began at Malton Primary School where pupils had to decide upon the first 40 words of the tale. More words were then added by nine other Ryedale primary schools.
Sarah said it became clear early on that the children were big fans of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake.
“I decided to write and tell Quentin Blake about what we were doing in Ryedale and was over the moon when he replied, endorsed the project and gave us a drawing to use in the finished book,” she said.
“We decided to use his drawing on the front cover of the book as it perfectly depicts the concept of the story being handed from one young writer to the next.”
The completed story was displayed at the Ryedale Book Festival in October and later published. Primary schools interested in taking part in the Ryedale Book Festival’s 2013 outreach programme can email Sarah Tyson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosie and John’s Magical Adventure is available to order from.ryedalebookfestival.com and at Hoppers, Malton. All proceeds will fund further out-reach work in Ryedale.
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