Venue: Great Hall, Oundle
(Recommended for Years 4 & 5)
Julia Jarman has written over 60 books for children. Julia was brought up near Peterborough, and attended local schools. Julia studied English and Drama at university and she became a teacher to earn a living while developing her writing skills. During this stage she got married and had three children and reading to her own children made her realise the importance of children's stories and underlined her determination to write. Three of her novels, Hangman, Peace Weavers and Ghost Writer have been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie medal. She won the Stockport Schools Book Award three times, for Big Red Bath, Class Two at the Zoo and Ghost Writer and has been shortlisted for several other prizes.
She will give a talk entitled ‘How the Cat Became’ and will take pupils through the Time Travelling Cat series, starting with its formation when one of her cats kept disappearing and her daughter said, ’He’s probably time-travelling’.
Julia loves history, and in her writing loves to time travel and return to our 21st century, troubled maybe, but with many advantages over the distant past. The time travelling cat experiences the best and worst of all worlds - Egyptian, Roman, Aztec, Tudor, Viking and Victorian so far.
The Time-Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess; The Time-Travelling Cat and the Great Victorian Stink; The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle; The Time-Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure; The Time-Travelling Cat and the Viking Terror; The Time Travelling Cat and the Aztec Sacrifice