Lou Kuenzler


Children's author

Available for:
Interview
Talk
Workshop
Commission


Website: http://www.loukuenzler.com

Contact: email:

Audiences:
5-7 (Key stage 1), 8-11 (Key stage 2), 5-11 (Key stages 1 and 2), 6th Form and college


Details

Voted a recent Sunday Times "Rip Roaring Read", I write funny books for both boys and girls across the primary school age group. Translated into many languages, these include: Shrinking Violet, Jack SplatAesop's Awesome Rhymes, Princess Disgrace and Shadow Snatcher. Before becoming a full-time author I was a theatre director and lecturer, often teaching in schools and community venues. As such, I am confident and comfortable in the classroom (and also CRB checked).

The buzz of excitement Lou left behind was palpable, with many children snatching precious minutes after breaks to carry on with their stories. She did an amazing job and I would highly recommend her to other schools – you won’t be disappointed! Year 5 teacher, Cambridge

Girls and boys will love her visits, she involves the children in her talks and has them all captivated. Its noisy though, so beware the excitement level can be high! I can't recommend her highly enough and the feedback from children and teachers has been very complimentary. Independent Bookseller

I have always been particularly interested in Key Stage 1 and 2 as it offers the chance to engage with the imaginations of developing and newly-fluent readers (a treat for any writer). I have written children's books, short stories plays and verse - always with an emphasis on humour. I have also written for television, including stories for programmes on Cbeebies. 

I also have books for younger children (Foundation Stage) and am happy to visit reception classes, play groups and nurseries too.

I regularly teach creative writing in schools. I also run a course teaching adults how to write children's books at City Lit in London - as such, I will happily talk to sixth form/college students and any interested adults.

I am based in North London but happy to travel. 

Sessions are flexible and fun ... exploring writing, reading, character, description, fable, fairy tale and/or verse through my work. Or, simply, invite me to read and talk about being an author. There is always plenty of time for questions and answers. Happy to follow-up on Skype too.

I look forward to hearing from you. Explore my web site and/or get in touch on the CONTACT EMAIL above for more details or to book a slot.

Many Thanks.

Lou

Books
Have a peek at some of the books I've written:
Shrinking Violet (isbn:1407130048)
Adventurous schoolgirl Violet is normal-sized one minute and pocket-sized the next! Enjoy fun, feisty adventure from the little girl with BIG ideas!
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Superfly Pest (Jack Splat) (isbn:1847151426)
Hilarious fly-on-the-wall adventure ... with real fly! (And there's a second book in the series too!)
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Princess Disgrace (isbn:978-1407136288)
Clumsy chaos!
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The Lion And The Mouse (isbn:1408309645)
One of my favourites in my Aesop Awesome Rhyme series - full of fun and some silliness. Click Amazon link to look inside.
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The Runaway Bannock (isbn:1408122138)
Turn the pages as quick as you can .... fast-paced fun for very young readers.
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Shadow Snatcher (isbn:1408154854)
Coming in 2012 ... a spooky, spine-chiller for Key Stage 2 and beyond.
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Genres:
Humour, Poetry, Stage and Screen

Book Type:
Fiction for children (any age), Fiction 5-9, Fiction 8-13

Keywords:
Fun, funny, humour, creative writing, drama, fable, primary, boys, girls, reading, writing, workshop, interactive, plays, rhyme, verse, story, poem, curriculum, character, plot, imaginative, foundation, key stage 1, key stage 2, Skype, World Book Day