Thursday, 19 April 2018

Sibel Beadle Visits Broadford!

Local children's author, Sibel Beadle, visited Broadford today to share her collection of stories with our year 1 - 3 Spinebreakers.

Sibel started writing stories for her young daughters via text messages
when they went away on holidays with their father. Sibel kept the messages and used them to write her own stories. She now has three stories in her collection and is in the process of publishing a further two. Her enjoyment of camping and travelling the UK with her daughters has aided her ability to develop her tales - adding detail to the settings she features.

Her books are available to purchase from Amazon, Waterstones and WHSmiths.

Sibel set the Spinebreakers the task of creating a character for one of her new stories. She asked them to come up with a character from Brazil who was a son or daughter of a King or Queen. A character who visited London on their holidays, but was saddened to discover their pet parrot had escaped. The children had to think careful about who their character would be, what their personality would be like; and what magical powers they would have in order to help them track down their beloved pet. Once complete, Sibel introduced four new characters to the children - these characters helped them verbally develop their stories, adding humor and adventure.

Laura named her character, Ellie. With a wise head on her shoulders and a friendly, generous personality, Ellie has the power to speak to animals and fly! Ethan named his character Spotty. He spent time making sure his character looked the part by adding lots of detail! 

Thoughtful, clever, beautiful, kind, imaginative and active are just some of the words Nicole used to describe her character, Mia. With the power to fly, Nicole thought her character would be reunite with her parrot as they flew over the ocean! Iyinope's creation was a V.I.P! With the name, Gold, she is amazing, funny, and crazy!

Alexa is the character Hannah thought of. She wanted her to have the power to change people into frogs. She decided that this power would be perfect for her story as it would help Alexa save her parrot from the person who may have found it. Archie's character, Ella, will bring humor to his story with her fun and happy personality.

Aaliyah-Shae added lots of detail to her character. She knew by having a smart character would aid in the recovery of her precious pet parrot. Like in Sibel's stories, Freddie character is a witch with a broomstick - a broomstick that will help her to travel through the story setting and locate the missing creature.

A kind-natured girl with the power to become invisible was Katlyn's creation. Blake thought long and hard about his character. He wanted it to have the power to be able to shrink, fly and lift extremely heavy objects! Blake decided the best place for his character to be reunited with his parrot would be in the Amazon Rainforest.

Florence's female character has the ability to fly unaided; and with the use of her magic carpet! Vinnie's plan is to have a cool character called Oscar - someone who is interested in pirates; can talk to animals; has the use of a hover board and has the ability to see clearly during the night!

An animal-lover is Roxy's idea - a female character called Isabelle who has the ability to talk to animals - an ability she feels will help her to discover where her parrot has disappeared to. Finally, Zac wanted a petit, cheerful, kind and caring main character, Diego, who has the power to control objects.

I'm sure you'll agree, the Spinebreakers have worked extremely hard to make each of their characters
interesting and unique.

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