Author Natasha Farrant takes STAGS Year 7 & 8 Pupils on a Magical Journey for World Book Day
World Book Day celebrations got off to an early start this week with a memorable visit from Author Natasha Farrant who came to awaken the imagination of pupils from Years 7 and 8. A keen writer from the age of 12, Natasha demonstrated to the girls how books can magically transport you to another place. She cleverly did so by encouraging them to close their eyes and listen carefully whist she read out loud one of the most exciting parts of ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C.S Lewis; where Lucy goes into the wardrobe and discovers not coats, but the mysti-cal land of Narnia! By transporting them in their minds to this special place, she clearly proved to the girls that imaginary life really has no boundaries and that the world of fiction is simply not bound by either time or place. Year 7 pupil Lois Holness, said ‘I found it really interesting to find out what influenced the writing of her books’
Natasha had her first book published in 2008. Since then she has had nine titles published, all fictional books, for both children and adults. She describes her literary style as realistic, funny and lyrical and she freely confesses to becoming very personally attached to each book like a mother to a baby saying ‘I honestly feel as if I am attached to each book by an umbilical cord!
Natasha’s latest children’s fiction book is entitled ‘Children of Castle Rock’ was released this week to correlate with this year’s World Book Day on 1st March. The wonderful book is inspired by Natasha’s childhood adventure holidays with friends and family in Scotland and is published by Faber and Faber. She lives in London with her husband, two daughters and her cat Amber.
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