Classroom visit for top author

Christina Gabbitas

Christina Gabbitas

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An award-winning author is heading to Fylde.

Christina Gabbitas will be visiting Ansdell Primary School on Friday, March 4 and the WH Smith store in St Annes the following day signing the Felicity Fly series.

The author, who originally hails from Blackburn, picked up The Dame Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author Award for encouraging children at The Peoples Book Prize ceremony in London last year,

Christina who narrates the stories on audio, gives all the characters different accents to help engage children reading. #

She has written a number of children’s books including topics such as teamwork and friendship and said: “I wanted to encourage parents to read with children from a young age and to learn with fun.

“I have been visiting schools and the children are very engaging. The Felicity Fly series give parents and teachers topics to talk around, such as the importance of teamwork/friendship, helping on another, fears, pollination and healthy food.

“The books are a fun way to learn and I am really looking forward to visiting Fylde.”