Nick delivers a special story treat

Nick Dowson, author children's book, North, visited St Mary's School in Mildenhall
Nick Dowson, author children's book, North, visited St Mary's School in Mildenhall
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A GROUP of primary school pupils were given a special story-time this week when a children’s author read from his new book.

Author and naturalist Nick Dowson treated pupils at St Mary’s Church of England Academy, in Mildenhall, to a reading from his new book, North: The Greatest Animal Journey on Earth, on Monday.

Bridget Harrison, the school’s Key Stage 2 leader, said the visit had been an inspiration to pupils.

“The children relished the opportunity to ask Nick questions about the book and his life as an author.

“It was a brilliant day and the children were inspired to develop as readers and writers,” she said.

The book follows the journey of a variety of animals, including walruses and whales, as they migrate to the Arctic for the summer months.

Theo Turner, a Year 5 student, said: “I was fascinated to discover how long it takes writers to complete a book and have it published.”

Antonia Stephenson, also in Year 5, said: “I really enjoyed hearing Nick tell us information about the illustrator of the book, Patrick Benson.”

After the reading, Mr Dowson invited parents and children to a signing session at the school.