Carolyn Sloan

Children's author, Journalist

Carolyn Sloan
Booking enquiry

Available for

Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Contact

chollis749@btinternet.com

Audiences

  • Age 5 to 7 (KS1)
  • Age 7 to 11 (KS2)

Details

I worked in the features department on the original Queen  Magazine before branching out as a freelance journalist.  I started writing children's books when my children were small and we lived on a tea estate in South India.  One of my books An Elephant for Muthu is set in an elephant camp we used to visit.  

I have written fiction and non-fiction books for children of varying ages, and for reading schemes both here and for Harcourt  in America.

I am interested in theatre, my book Shakespeare, Theatre Cat is set at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford where I used to work.   The harassed press officer  in the muddly office who can 't find her phone until it rings is me!    

I  adapted my book The Sea Child into a play which was performed by the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival, 2015, and also at the Mill Theatre, Guildford.

For a number of years I have done school visits, combining talks with a workshop, sometimes based on one of my picture books Carter is a Painter's Cat.  The children make up and illustrate a new adventure for Carter, whose life is governed by an eccentric artist who paints him  afresh each day...   I like to to work with small groups, aged up to 10 and currently only at schools/librariesin the Guildford area.

Books

I have written 30 books - some fact, mostly fiction for children of varying ages.

0670891355

Victoria and the Crowded Pocket

 Picture book about a baby kangaroo and her untidy mother 
0749620463

An Incredible Journey

 The story of Alcock and Brown\\'s first flight across the Atlantic. 
0330305948

The Sea Child

 Sea-ghost novel for ages 8+ 
0333327136

Shakespeare, Theatre Cat

 A kitten left in a theatre grows into a knowledgeable theatre cat 
0241112958

Helen Keller

 Biography for children 
0370308972

An Elephant for Muthu

 A jungle novel set in South India 

Genres

  • History
  • Science fiction
  • Mystery
  • Fantasy
  • Drama
  • Stage/Screen
  • Fiction
  • Picture book
  • Comedy

Organisations

  • Society of Authors

Keywords

CONTRIBUTED TO EASY-READER SERIES VARIOUS LEVELS IN UK AND AMERICA

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