How lucky are our Year 3 and 4 children to have been given the opportunity to meet with the wonderful children’s author Julia Johnson, renowned throughout the UAE for writing captivating stories about life in the Gulf that engage children’s curiosity as well as teaching them about the rich heritage of this unique part of the world. Julia’s books include The Leopard Boy, The Pearl Diver and International Children’s Book Award winning title, The Turtle Secret. She spoke to the children about what inspired her to become an author and where she gets her ideas from. She answered all their eager questions and read extracts from her beautiful stories. Judging by the children’s enthusiasm afterwards, we are sure that this visit has inspired some future Cranleighan writers!
More about Julia can be found at: www.juliajohnson.ae