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Tenbury pupil one of the UK's youngest authors
8:00am Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
A PUPIL at a school near Tenbury, who is one of the country’s youngest published authors, was guest of honour at a special book celebration.
Charlie Johns, 12, has just launched his second book and was the visiting author at Abberley Hall School, where he is a pupil, on World Book Day.
Charlie’s first title, called Bagpipe Island, was published last year when he was 11, and will be talking to fellow students about this and his latest publication.
“We always have an annual visiting author to talk to the children and this year we decided to invite Charlie as he has done so well to get two books published at such a young age – it is quite an achievement,” said Gill Portsmouth, registrar at Abberley Hall School.
“Charlie is a very talented and creative young man with a fertile imagination. We think he has a very good chance of becoming a professional writer when he is older if he continues to work as hard as he does at the moment.”
His second book, Fairichauin, tells the story of Rolph Ralph who is an ordinary boy who never makes fun of other people’s names. It will be on sale at the school with all the proceeds going to Help for Heroes.
Both books are published by Polperro Heritage Press.