author visits children at St Andrew's School
pupils at St Andrew's Junior School in Burnham-On-Sea had a special
visit from a local author this week.
Burnham author Ann Poole, who recently
launched her new children's book 'Beach Friends', visited the
school's assembly to share her story and talk about the process
of publishing a book.
Ann knows the school well since her children and grandchildren
have all previously been students there.
The school's Jim Gillard said: "Her book takes its inspiration
from 20 years ago when family trips to the beach would lead to stories
and creative play, based from her children's adventures and games
on the beach. Characters include a starfish, a crab and other popular
"Ann spoke about what she had to do get her book published.
We also discussed how a dream can often be achieved many years after
its inception and how important it is to follow that dream, even
it has taken to the back burner for a while."
After sharing her story, some of the Year 3 children had the chance
to have a closer look at the book back in class.
by New Generation, the book has been distributed to several publishing
outlets such as Amazon
here. The hardback is priced £14.99, the paperback is
£8.99 and the Kindle edition is £4.99. The
book is also on sale at Burnham-On-Sea's GW Hurley's in the town's