Julia Donaldson – Running on the Cracks

Report by Mrs Jeffrey’s S1 English class

Julia Donaldson came to our school to talk about her new book. We acted out some scenes from her new book and she explained to us how and when her career started. Before she was an author she was a children’s story writer for BBC Scotland. She got a phone call asking if she would like to turn one of her nursery songs into a children’s book. Thats how she became an author!

In her book it tells you about a young girl who was half-Chinese and a boy called Finlay who is a paperboy and also works at the Barras. The girl’s mother and father have died in a plane crash and she tries to look for her grandparents who live in Scotland. She has nowhere to stay, and has no money so she steals doughnuts from the doughnut stand where Finlay works. Finlay sees her face in the papers and recognizes her face when he’s on his paper run.

Will he turn her in? Not telling.

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