Joseph Curry


Children's author

Available for:
Interview
Talk
Workshop


Contact: email

mobile number 07739 546105

Audiences:
8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2), 11-13 (Key stage 3)


Details

I am currently a full-time primary class teacher and the author of The Wartime Winger, a historical sports story set in World War 2.This is my first children's book and it is aimed at children aged between eight and twelve years old. 

The story provides an excellent insight into the key events that occured from 1939-1945 and is a story of friendship formed through a love of sport. It offers a historical account of WW2, describing the horrors of the Blitz and Dunkirk, while describing the dangers facing airmen who took to the skies in Britain's bomber planes.

I have worked in primary schools for seventeen years, and have taught Year one through to Year six. This means I offer a unique opportunity of having a great understanding of the new National Curriculum and can provide clearly planned sessions which encourage children to be creative in their writing. I have extensive experience of working with pupils between seven and eleven years old and have designed units of work that explore themes such as evacuation, rationing, the Normandy landings and the Battle of Britain.

I am happy to visit schools for assemblies in which I would read extracts from my book and explain the key events of WW2 that feature within it. I would also be available to work with classes of children to help develop their own historical stories. 

How much would a visit cost?

For a full day, there would be a charge of £220 and for a half day it would be £120.

Travelling expenses

I travel by car and for distances of over thirty miles,I would charge 45p a mile.  (I live in Bournemouth).

Books
My first book 'The Wartime Winger' has just been released.
Other search criteria:

Genres:
History and Biography, Sport

Book Type:
Fiction 8-13

Keywords:
WW2, history, sport, football, war, friendship, Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth, planes, Battleof Britain, Dunkirk, The Blitz, World cup