Author visits Two Wells

Talented South Australian illustrator and author, Sally Heinrick, visited Two Wells Primary School last month as part of Book Week celebrations.

Sally grew up in Adelaide and has spent most of her life here, but has also lived in Singapore and Malaysia.

These overseas influences are reflected in a number of her books, including the popular “The Most Beautiful Lantern”.

Sally has written more than 20 books, and spoke with students at the school on Thursday August 21.

She gave an insight into the inspiration behind her books and the more technical side of illustration, which many students found fascinating.

“I spend so much time on my own, it’s nice to get out and meet my audience,” Sally said.

“These are the people I’m writing for and it’s really great to be able to connect with them and get their feedback.

“I get a lot out of sessions such as these.”

TWPS librarian, Anna White, said the visit by Sally capped off a great week of activities celebrating this year’s Book Week theme of Connect to Reading, Reading to Connect.

Other highlights included the book fair, parade down the main street and the national reading hour event.

“It’s been fabulous, absolutely fantastic,” Ms White said.

“The students’ enthusiasm is always really high and they really get involved in the activities.”

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