‘One cloudy day in January the absolutely fantastic author, Sarah Lucas, came to visit Years 2,3,4,5&6 of Binsted Primary School. She came to talk to us about how she became an author and how to write interesting books.
Sarah’s stories were about an African Land Snail called Old McSlithers. This character was based on her family’s pet snail. When Sarah and her family moved house a neighbour gave her a welcoming present and the present was an African Land Snail. She brought some of these snails into school and we got to hold them. African Land Snails eat cuttlefish, cucumber and also lots of fruit and green vegetables. She also brought some snail eggs into school for us to see.
Sarah writes books about snails with help from her family. She told us how she started writing books to help her local church raise money and carried on because people found them so interesting. She taught us how to write a blurb, publish a book and sell it.
We enjoyed having Sarah and her snails with us in school and had lots of fun. We wish that one of her snails had escaped and stayed at our school!
By Robyn F, Olly, Ethan, Robyn M, Katie T, Angela, Ellie, Anthony, Caitlin, Amy, Shaun, Phoebe, Katie D, Francis, Kate, Paige, Ella, Torr, Jake, Oriana, Charlotte, Nadia, Ashlyn, and Eloise.’