More endorsement for ‘The Copper Tree’ comes from the Times Higher Education UK University of The Year 2012/13, the University of Strathclyde and from Childminder Of The Year, Carol Harris who recommends it at the best book available for children dealing with bereavement.
Karen Sheppard of Sheppard’s Flock has made an Alfie Tate doll.
It was a squeeze in the hamster house after Henry had four baby hamsters. Alfie Tate was the emergency hamster monitor because our teacher said he would be the “Best person for the job!”. That’s because Alfie was adopted by his mum and dad and he told us all about it. We found homes for three babies but no one wanted the smallest!
This book is scheduled to be published Autumn 2013
Christmas Surprise is the second book in the Copper Tree Class series and celebrates the relationships between the young and the old. When the children help the elderly people at their local care home get ready for Christmas they have fun thinking of ways to make the residents’ Christmas special.
The children delight in finding out about their lives and also those of the three pets, Bobby and Bess, two retired huskies and Bonnie, a retired guide dog and, as always at Christmas, there are a lot of surprises.
I could wax lyrical about the inner book and all that but hardly a day goes by when someone tells me how much they would like to write a book. Well, in many respects, it’s never been easier to publish your own. For over 15 years I have been published by major UK publishing houses [...]