Thursday, 6 March 2014

Chat to the author whilst he writes to his 'Clock' dead line

Contact: Michael Grant, EdutainMe eResources
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Date: Available any time
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Intended Audience: Primary teachers, literacy, English, ICT

Chat to the author whilst he writes to his Clock dead line.

Students around the world can chat to Melbourne based Children's author, Andrew Taylor, as he writes the next exciting chapter of Clock to be released in less than 48 hours. They have all cast their votes online as to what he writes next!

The author blog is a great forum to ask questions about the characters, the plot and see what everyone else thinks. It is also a way of introducing another element of social media to pupils.

Clock, written by Melbourne-based author, Andrew G Taylor is about Harry Boyd who has the power to stop time. This enables him to live a life of petty crime under the very noses of other shoppers at the Gatesworth Shopping Centre. Then one day, he is surprisingly caught in the act, and everything starts to unravel. (Reading age 10+)

This thrilling sci-fi adventure will engage readers as Harry tries to work out who to trust and how to use his extraordinary gift. Full of moral dilemmas as well as heart-stopping cliffhangers and fast-paced action, the weekly episodes will keep even reluctant readers on the edge of their seats.

We really hope that pupils enjoy this exciting e-book, alongside comic caper Pants on Fire! (Reading age 8+) by Tommy Donbavand.


Some recent feedback from schools:

"They'll pick up an iPad before they pick up a book. Any way I can get them to read is important." Kathy Tanham, Holy Rosary Double View - WA and "The students were so motivated... Dead keen to read the next e-book." Emanuela Fragapane, Literacy Support, Sacred Heart, Thornlie - WA

On Saturday both Andrew and I presented to the NSW State Library Day conference 'Literacy in the Library' as part of the School Library Association where he gave them some insights into the characters and story writing process.

Schools can enjoy a 3-week trial allowing students to read the first 3 chapters of 2 of the e-books for free.