Warrior Boy and I were on our best behaviour to meet the year 5 and 6 boys of Dulwich College Junior School. Thank you DC for a lovely afternoon. https://www.dulwich.org.uk/junior-school/news/news/~board/college-18-19/post/author-virginia-clay-inspires-junior-school-boys
It was so thrilling to be in Shakespeare’s classroom with WB and tell the boys of King Edward VI school in Stratford Upon Avon all about life in Kenya. Here I am sitting in the same chair that the Bard’s teachers would have used all those years ago. They had a reputation for being severe…no wonder – this seat is extremely uncomfortable!
Are children’s books just for children? Not according to this Wonderful Warrior Mum whom I was lucky enough to meet at the Kenya Society’s inauguration of the High Commissioner.
One of the best parts of being a children’s author is getting to meet your readers. The students at Brookhouse, Banda and Kenton schools were so eager to talk about Warrior Boy, and it was very touching to see how excited they were to have a book set in their home context. Thanks to all those students and teachers who have made Warrior Boy and me feel so welcome!
It’s only been just over a year since Warrior Boy was short-listed for the Times Chicken House children’s fiction competition, but publication day is already hurtling towards us. You can pre-order here at Chicken House books And for all you lovely people living in Kenya – the Text Book Centre will have Warrior Boy in stock from the big day (September 6th) onwards. Happy adventuring!