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Bookfest Authors in Schools Week - Petr Horacek

What a fantastic start to our annual Bookfest Authors in Schools Week. This year children from Willow, Maple and Ash were delighted, thrilled and captivated by the author and illustrator, Petr Horacek. Petr is originally from Czech Republic but now lives and works in Worcester. Every year, he returns to his friend's cottage in the Czech mountains to write and paint, and many of his stories were inspired by little incidents during his summer breaks there. Petr shared several of his award-winning books with the children before showing them how to create their own characters for a story of their own. During the presentation, he drew several sketches to illustrate his methods of writing and these original drawings are proudly on display in the hall. Thank you to Lucy Morris (Bookfest) who accompanied Petr, to Sian Marshall, our Bookfest coordinator for organising our visits and to Petr for being such an inspiration to our young readers and writers.