(photo credit www.jonparkerlee.com)
Something rather extraordinary happened at Manchester Piccadilly Station on World Book Day. It involved a cage, an exciting new supernatural thriller and our Warrington Reading Activists!
So what was all the excitement about? Well, Penguin books were celebrating the new young adult book sensation Half Bad by Sally Green with a giant cage and book give away.
Throughout the day station visitors were invited to come up to the cage to meet the central character, played by an actor, and receive a sample of the opening chapter which, fittingly, features him shackled in a cage. The first 100 people to quote the password 'witches', were treated to a free copy of the book.
And because Warrington is the author's home town, Warrington Reading Activists along with children from Birchwood High School in Warrington received a signed copy of the book from the author as well as being treated to an exclusive reading. In the afternoon Green went to the school to talk to the students, inspiring them to become enthusiastic readers and writers.
"Sally really inspired us not to give up on our writing" Hannah, age 12
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