This afternoon, our guest is Jessica Norrie, who is sharing a great review of her book, The Magic Carpet. Hope you enjoy checking this out as much as I did, and will remember to share it all over your social media. Thanks!
This heart-warming tale of separate lives, cultures and ultimately families is seamlessly woven together and leads the reader on a magic carpet ride through their lives. As a teacher and parent myself I can see the strains such a homework task can put on a family but what a joy it was to see how it brought the community together. I may even use this idea myself! A page-turner from the start, I couldn’t wait to see how the story and families developed and now have my own little scenarios for how their lives continue. A must-read for anyone with a young family, or with an interest in schools and diverse communities.
Outer London, September 2016, and neighbouring eight-year-olds have homework: prepare a traditional story to perform with their families at a school festival. But Nathan’s father thinks his son would be better off doing sums; Sky’s mother’s enthusiasm is as fleeting as her bank balance, and there’s a threatening shadow hanging over poor Alka’s family. Only Mandeep’s fragile grandmother and new girl Xoriyo really understand the magical powers of storytelling. As national events and individual challenges jostle for the adults’ attention, can these two bring everyone together to ensure the show will go on?
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Author Jessica Norrie
Jessica Norrie was born in London and studied French Literature and Education at Sussex and Sheffield. She taught English, French and Spanish abroad and in the UK in settings ranging from nursery to university. She has two adult children and divides her time between London and Malvern, Worcestershire.
She has also worked as a freelance translator, published occasional journalism and a French textbook, and blogs at Jessica Norrie .
Jessica sings soprano with any choir that will have her, and has been trying to master the piano since childhood but it’s not her forte.
She left teaching in 2016. The Infinity Pool was her first novel, drawing on encounters while travelling. Her second novel The Magic Carpet is inspired by working with families and their children. The third is bubbling away nicely and should emerge from her cauldron next year.