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Jenny Pearson

Language: English
Genre: Family, Humour, Inspiration
Age group: 9-11, 12-14

Jenny Pearson joins Authors Live to discuss and share an exclusive extract from her upcoming hilarious and poignant novel, The Boy Who Made Monsters, as well as leading a quiz to find out if you can tell which monsters are real, and which are manmade. Jenny and Janice also talk about their favourite Scottish words, and hear some of your fantoosh suggestions too! Expect thoughtful and amusing insights into the world of being an author.

If you only do one thing...

We know time is tight so here is just one activity you could do with your class before or after watching the event.

Create a cryptid (LIT 2-08a, LIT 2-15a, EXA 2-03a, EXA 2-04a)

You've probably heard of the Loch Ness Monster, but what about the Wulver, Kelpies or the Blue Men of the Minch? Further afield, you could also explore Bigfoot, Mothman or the Kraken! Look at some mythical creatures together, then try your hand at creating a poster to introduce them to your class. Where do they live? What do they eat? Do they have any magical powers?

For more ideas on mythical creatures, see our learning resource on Scottish myths and legends below.