Troubador Angel's Child

Released: 28/06/2020

ISBN: 9781838593780

eISBN: 9781838595944

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Angel's Child


When twelve-year-old Amber goes to stay with her Grandad Charlie on the Island of Legna, the last thing she expects is to be stranded there after a huge storm. Left to look after Charlie who is suffering with dementia, she has only her fourteen-year-old neighbour Emil to help.

The appearance of two strangers on the Island looking for Charlie’s neighbour Katrin, heralds the beginning of a series of strange events. And when a young girl called Ella is discovered hiding in Katrin’s house, real life seems to become mixed up with an old folktale. Will Amber and Emil discover what’s really happening and if they do, will anyone believe them?

Larraine's website contains free resources for teachers and will soon include ideas on how to use Red Snow as a class text to develop literacy.

In January 2018, she worked with 8 classes of pupils in Crofton Junior school Wakefield Yorkshire, to introduce them to her book Red Snow. The children had not read the book before, so she read them the first few pages and summarised the rest of the first chapter. Then she used drama strategies to work with them to make up an extra scene, which she later wrote up for them. For the scene and description of the strategies- see the section on Drama and reading for meaning on her website

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Larraine Susan Harrison

Red Snow is the first children's novel written by Larraine Harrison, after retiring from a career in education. Larraine trained as a teacher in 1969 and went on to become a consultant in drama in education and an English adviser for Barnsley in Yorkshire. Larraine has written several books for teachers but this is her first attempt at a novel. The novel will be used as a classroom resource by a group of schools in a local multi academy trust. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband and has 2 grown up children and 2 grand children. When she is not writing she plays the saxophone as a hobby.

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