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Answers on a Postcard

Over the Christmas holiday, Year 4 pupil Ishaan received an unexpected postcard from children’s author Lucy Strange.


Not your everyday occurrence of course, but the postcard was congratulating him and letting him know that he had won a writing competition that he had entered back in November. “I was so surprised when I received the postcard from Lucy Strange,” said Ishaan, “as I don’t normally get any post!”


Ishaan had visited the Museum of London with his family, and entered their ‘London at War’ competition that was running as part of their Remembrance activities, and which also celebrated Lucy Strange’s new book, Castle by the Sea.  All Ishaan had to do on the day was write an opening to a book, which he named Gunshots, and then didn’t think much more about it. “I’m very pleased, and didn’t expect it at all.”


Ishaan’s entry was one of three winning book openers and he has received a signed copy of Castle by the Sea which is set in England during the Second World War. Congratulations, Ishaan!

Ishaan book competition

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  • Shinfield Road
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • RG2 9BL
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