Saturday, 26 April 2008
Children's writers meet one another at all sorts of events - festivals, book launches, conferences -and they're a friendly lot. This means that they tend to get together at other times, too, and this weekend Susan Price and I did just that and had a whale of a time trying out some stocks. All in the name of research, of course! Susan's latest book, Feasting The Wolf, was published last year by Usborne. It's a dramatic story of courage and honour, set in the time of the Vikings, and it will keep you hooked right to the end. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Feasting-Wolf-Susan-Price/dp/0746077009/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1209280617&sr=1-1
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
All baby animals are cute - and baby birds can be absolutely gorgeous. Because birds that fly have to fledge before they leave the nest, they don't look all that different to their parents. They need their wing feathers before they can get out and about. But birds that swim and birds that run are a different matter. We don't have ostriches or cassowaries or emus in England, but we do have lots of ducks and geese and swans...