Wilde by Eloise Williams: Witch Point Map and Shakespeare Quote (KS2)

Wilde by Eloise Williams: Witch Point Map and Shakespeare Quote (KS2)

‘Though she be but little, she is fierce.’ – William Shakespeare

Wilde is the new novel from Children’s Laureate Wales, Eloise Williams, and is set in the fictional Welsh town of Witch Point, known for its legend of the Witch called Winter. Wilde moves in with her Aunt Mae, and soon unpacks her prized possessions in the tree house, including a seagull’s skull and her late mother’s copy of The Complete Works of Shakespeare. She later discovers a treasure trove of costumes in the attic, from a time when her mother and Mae performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the garden.

Eloise’s husband, artist Guy Manning, has created a map of Witch Point as well as an illustrated quote from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to accompany the book Wilde. Both are available to download – just click on the images below.

You can find more resources to accompany Eloise’s novels on her website. Visit www.eloisewilliams.com.

Firefly hires Leonie Lock as Assistant Editor

Firefly hires Leonie Lock as Assistant Editor

With thanks to Books Council Wales’ funding, Firefly have created a new, part-time Assistant Editor role to expand the existing team. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve appointed Leonie Lock, who has been a bookseller specialising in children’s books for the last eight years, and has a passion for Children’s and Young Adults fiction. Alongside working for Firefly, she is finishing her degree in English and Drama at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

“I’m super excited and honoured to join the Firefly team, and I cannot wait to get stuck in and help publish more brilliant books!” Leonie commented on securing the post. “I’ve always been dedicated to promoting reading, and although disguised as a grown up, still love children’s books!”

Get Creative with Firefly’s Eggtastic Competition

Get Creative with Firefly’s Eggtastic Competition

You could win a Firefly book of your choice with our eggtastic Easter competition! Just let your imagination fly and create an egg to scramble our minds, boil our brains (in a good way!) and generally crack open a smile.

How to enter: Tweet a picture or video of your eggstravagent creation to @FireflyPress by 5pm on Friday 17 April to be in with a chance to win. You can download and print this handy egg template if you want to design a 2D egg, but you can also paint or decorate a 3D egg in any way you choose.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can email your pictures or videos to hello@fireflypress.co.uk using the subject heading Easter Competition. We will then tweet your picture for you. UK entries only please.

We can’t wait to see your crackin’ ideas! To get you inspired, here’s some eggstraordinary eggs created by Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting author, Robin Bennett, and his family…

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