Katie Morag author and illustrator visits Reston

Author and illustrator Mairi Hedderwick reads to pupils of Ayton and Reston Primary Schools at Reston where she explained how she comes up with ideas and characters for her books.
Author and illustrator Mairi Hedderwick reads to pupils of Ayton and Reston Primary Schools at Reston where she explained how she comes up with ideas and characters for her books.

Reston and Ayton joint primary schools came together on Monday to celebrate the work of well known and loved author Mairi Hedderwick.

Most people will know Mairi as ther author of the Katie Morag books which she not only writes but also illustrates with her detailed and joyful pictures.

During the summer term the children in Primary 1-3 classes researched a topic on Katie Morag, including all aspects of life on an island, the many characters, as well as re-enacting some of the stories told.

The children were excited in anticipation of Mairi’s visit on Monday, During her visit she read a few of her stories to an enraptured audience and encouraged the children to think and write their own Katie Morag story for the future.

Mairi concluded her visit by doing book signings in Reston primary school’s new library space.

It was a fantastic afternoon to bring books alive and encourage young writers of the future!