Visit from the Author of ‘The Chronicles of Cadaver College’, Olive Mooney

The Author of ‘The Chronicles of Cadaver College’, Olive Mooney, visited the school today. Her books are aimed at 8-12 year olds therefore 3rd to 6th class got the opportunity to listen to her read sections of her books and ask questions. The children asked fantastic questions. Two students received posters as a prize for the most interesting questions. It was an enjoyable experience for both children and teachers.

Olive Mooney’s Top Tips for Reading and Writing:

  • Show, don’t tell!
  • Use a lot of dialogue
  • Read your story aloud
  • Have interesting characters
  • Name your characters
  • Ask what your class think
  • Keep descriptions short