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The one with the former student and the children’s book

Date Posted: 07/10/2019 | Posted In: Latest news

Sam Davies-McGill, a former student from QE has written and published her first children’s book. Mag-Spy: The One with the Croc! follows the story of Mag-Spy, a kind-hearted magpie who travels the world and befriends an unwell crocodile whilst in Australia. Written whilst on maternity leave, Sam, originally from Darlington, who now lives in South Shields, wanted her daughter, Pippa, to develop a love for reading and the book encourages children to learn about rhyming. The story has become so popular, selling on both its own website and Amazon, that Sam now visits schools, nurseries and playgroups to share Mag-Spy’s story with pupils and provide colouring sheets and signed copies of the book. She explains: ‘My original aim was to write something that my daughter would enjoy reading and I am delighted that other families are enjoying Mag-Spy’s adventures as much as we do. The next book in the series is entitled Mag-Spy: The One with the Shark! and will focus on teaching children about lullabies’. Laurence Job, Deputy Principal at QE, adds: ‘It is wonderful to hear about Sam’s success and how she is using her talent for writing to inspire children to take an in interest in reading. We are looking forward to the release of her second book and wish her every success for the future’. To purchase Mag-Spy: The One with the Croc! please visit www.magspybook.co.uk or www.amazon.co.uk. To contact Sam directly, email magspybooks@gmail.com