On Monday, October 15, the Middle School and the MHS Library welcomed visiting author Alex Scarrow to St. John’s for an all-day visit. Mr. Scarrow addressed Middle School students in an assembly where he talked about his background as a rock musician and video game concept developer, and explained what his series the Time Riders was all about. The page-turning, action-adventure stories that centers on three kids who have been recruited to help save the world from people going back in time and changing the present, were made vivid by his re-enactment of scenes and his enthusiastic portrayal of the books’ characters and plots.
The students then had time to ask questions about the books, his writing process and his background, and then the event moved to the Library for a book sale and signing. His visit continued into the afternoon, when he met with two eighth grade classes for writing workshops. This had them thinking up crazy plot lines and talking about the elements that make up any successful story. All the events of the day were great fun, and the school will remember him for a long time to come!
Thanks to Mr. Scarrow for making the trip!
For more information about his books, visit his website: http://www.time-riders.co.uk/
Sara Frank – Middle/High School librarian