A magical adventure with local author, Sarah Morrell 


Tuesday 24th November, 11am

Streamed live on both Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel and Facebook page

Join local children’s author Sarah Morrell for a fun and interactive reading of her latest book – Molly’s Magic Brolly. Aimed at children aged 7 years and under, there is an important lesson about gratitude and appreciation hidden within the story. Sarah Morrell was inspired by her own children to create a world of fun, make-believe and learning for all to enjoy. 

 If you’ve got questions for Sarah, send them in advance to lal@kirklees.gov.uk.

 If you’re a teacher who’d like to get involved with your class, drop us an email so we can give you a shout out! (lal@kirklees.gov.uk)

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If you’re an early years provider, or a 50 things to do before you’re 5 app user, you might like to use this fabulous session to tick off number 23 See it Live or number 10 Sharing Books.

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Sarah set a challenge to design a new brolly for Molly. Here are some of the wonderful pictures that were inspired by Sarah’s session.

About Molly’s Magic Brolly:

Silver Medal Winner, 2019 Wishing Shelf Awards

Molly is desperate for a nice, new dolly. So when Grannie sends her a special gift, Molly is sure it’s the dolly she’s been dreaming of…

but she’s in for a surprise!

Molly’s Magic Brolly is an enchanting tale of new adventures and old friends.

This beautiful picture book will take young readers on a journey of magic and wonder! Aimed at children up to approximately 7 years old, it contains an important lesson about gratitude and appreciation, which is brought to life by playful colour illustrations.


About Sarah Morrell:

Sarah lives in Holmfirth, which she fell in love with after graduating from University where she studied Criminology. She is married with two small boys and a little girl, and thrives off the fun and chaos of her home life!

Sarah has always loved to write, but her desire to publish a children’s book began when she had her first child. She loves to create stories that will capture a child’s imagination and make them want to keep turning the pages. Sarah told us, “If I could inspire kids to read and writers to write, that would be an amazing place to be.”

Sarah’s first book, The King and The Cockerel, is a lively rhyming picture book aimed at young readers aged 5 and under. It incorporates wonderful humour and counting practice with an important message of fairness and appreciation. Sarah was almost as excited as us to discover that The King and the Cockerel had been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards!

You can find out more information about Sarah on Facebook and Twitter. 

Image of author Sarah Morrell

Watch introduction here: 

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