Mighty Girl is going to be published!
Thanks to creative writing club at her primary school (and my lovely lovely talented friend who runs it) who submit the children’s work to a Young Writers‘ competition.
MG, and four of her friends, will be published in “Out Of This World – East Coast Counties”. Okay, it’s probably a book that only schools and parents will buy, but how amazing is our little primary of only 100 pupils in total (and this was a KS2 competition, so less than 60 pupils) to get five of the children chosen? What a talented lot!
Until all the permissions have been signed (and any corrections made) we don’t know if the school has any winners but on 28th February 2015, just after her eighth birthday, my eldest child will be properly published and I couldn’t be more proud.
Here is her winning poem, written aged seven and a half.
(I’m not sure if I’ve got the spacing and capitalisation correct, will have to check with her after school!)
The tiger was burning beautiful orange
The flickering flames flying in yellow
Sparks the wild woods howling
As the night goes through the dark.
The tiger sighed and said
‘It is so bright and beautiful I wouldn’t like it any other way instead’.
The people came and splash,
The water came crashing, splashing
And the water gently and slowly faded away
And the tiger never came back until another day.
Oops, I was so excited I published this without adding thank-yous. Thank-you firstly to Thalia, for general awesomeness. To our lovely little school, for the caring and nurturing environment.
And never to be forgotten, THANK-YOU to all the authors and illustrators, editors, designers and publishers that make (and send us) wonderful inspiring books, and especially to those MG has met in person to be inspired even more. Thank-you.