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Students gave author Andrew Beasley an enthusiastic welcome when he came to talk about his latest book - The Mummy's Revenge.

 Andrew began a busy morning by delivering a talk to Year 8 students about writing The Mummy's Revenge, the first story in a new series of books after his success with the Ben Kingdom trilogy.

He then spent time in the College library meeting students and signing copies of the book on 20 April 2017.

It is the first book in his Supernatural Crimes, Rescues, Emergencies And Mysteries (SCREAM) series - published by Usborne.

"Students sat perched on the edge of their seats whilst Andrew described how the Victorians practice of buying real Egyptian mummies and holding Mummy Unwrapping Parties gave him the idea for his first chapter," said College librarian Mrs Wrennall.

The College library celebrated Andrew’s new book by turning the library into a Victorian study complete with its own sarcophagus and Mummy.
"Students crowded around Andrew to take selfies and get signed copies of his book," said Mrs Wrennall.

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The winners of the Best Question Competition were:

Cody: “If you could choose one of your characters to bring to life, who would it be and why?"

Holly: "Do you think your book might inspire disabled people to follow their dreams?" (The book's lead character, Charley Steel, uses a wheelchair)

"Both students have won a signed copy of Andrew’s book," said Mrs Wrennall.

Andrew said he had a "great" morning.

"The students asked me really great questions," he said.

"I hope the book is in the best tradition of these kind of books - you pick it up and go on an adventure.

"The young heroes are cleverer than the adult police and solve the crimes.

 "I've had the time of my life writing these books - the second one Carnival of Monsters is out in October.

 "The starting point was my research where I found an invitation card to a Mummy Unwrapping party, so this book is very much based in historical fact," said Andrew, who combines his writing with being a primary school teacher in Plymouth:  " As well as being a carer for my dad and a husband and a father!" he added.

I'm still that kid who just loves books and any chance to share that passion is really exciting.

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Stoke Damerel News Archive 2016-17


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