Vivian French

Vivian French's award-winning Tales from the Five Kingdoms series is fantastic reading fodder for any fans of quirky humour! Vivian writes children's books and picture books and is also a storyteller. Here, she explains how to tell a story that will keep your audience rapt.

In January 2015 the Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour visited Primary Schools in Birmingham with the wonderful author Vivian French. Find out how Vivian's visit to Oasis Academy Short Heath got the whole school buzzing about books and inspired children from Reception to Y6 to write their own stories.

Fantastic creative activity suggestions for The Robe of Skulls, the first book in the Tales from the Five Kingdoms series. We've also got a resource for Viv's picture book Captain Crankie and Seadog Steve, and one for The Adventures of Alfie Onion.