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Famous author delivers reading sessions to Stockton youngsters

Thursday, October 20, 2016


OVER 400 children were treated to an author session with Robin Jarvis after the famous writer teamed up with Stockton Libraries.

Robin read one of his latest books yesterday (Wednesday 19 October) - The Power of Dark which is set in Whitby.

The 53-year-old talked to Year 5 and 6 pupils at Billingham South Primary School on the morning and children from St John the Evangelist RC Primary School in Billingham were also present.

In the afternoon, Robin went in front of 250 students at Conyers in Yarm. Other schools in attendance were North Shore Academy, Ian Ramsey Academy, St Gregory’s Catholic Academy and Harrow Gate Primary Academy.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Norma Wilburn, said: “The children benefitted hugely from the event, Robin Jarvis is a fantastic author and a role model for young people.

“The Power of Dark is a very enjoyable read and engaged the children from start to finish.

“Maybe some of the pupils in the audience were inspired to become an author themselves; there is no reason why the next Robin Jarvis can’t come from our area.”

The Power of Dark is an enthralling mix of magic and horror and is the first of a new series from Robin, who has been writing books since 1988.

He has been shortlisted for the Carnegie and Smarties Awards, and won the Lancashire Libraries Book of the Year Award.

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