Class Three All at Sea by Julia Jarman


Class Three All at Sea by Julia Jarman

On the day Class Three went to sea, they saw donkeys dancing on the quay. They saw soggy sea lions skimming stones, but they didn't see the skull and crossbones! Watch Class Three as they sail away, unaware of the pirates in their wake! Will they become helpless captives, or will they manage to outwit the fearsome crew? A funny, quirky story, likely to appeal to many small children. The lovely, bright colours make it very attractive. - The Bookbag Look out for Class Two a the Zoo, voted Best Book of 2008 by thousands of children it won the Stockport Schools Book award. Read about award winning author Julia Jarman at Find out more about bestselling illustrator Lynne Chapman at


Thoroughly engaging South Shields Gazette A funny quirky story The Bookbag If you are in search of a funny book for children, look no further! Child Education On the day Class Three went to sea, they saw some sea lions skipping stones, but they didn't see the skull and crossbones. Sure enough, pirates with names like Pirate Booger Nose board the ship and take the ship captive to try and find treasure. But when a friendly octopus helps out, pirates don't have a chance. This book will appeal to kids on many levels. It is about pirates, which are always popular. The illustrations fill the page and are bold and fun to see, and the pirates are almost more comical in appearance than scary. The words dance across the page, using font and style to show what they mean--very fast, not very fast. It rhymes throughout, giving it a rhythm that makes it perfect for reading out loud. Children's librarians should take note, as this would be an excellent storytime book and a solid addition to any library collection. Bay Views It's really funny and there's a giant octopus -- Huw Naylor, aged 5 Gloucestershire Echo On CLASS TWO AT THE ZOO: As a class of wide-eyed day-trippers make their way round the zoo, they fail to notice the slimy snake slithering ominously in the background. Suddenly he pounces, and devours one unsuspecting child after another. With animated illustrations, especially the snake's bulging belly as his 'dinner

's a rising sense of suspense before the snake relinquishes his captives and slinks off to slighter another day... Junior A visit to the zoo turns suddenly perilous for a rambunctious class in this bouncy cautionary tale... Just the ticket for reading prior to a class trip. Kirkus Reviews The anaconda in this meaty tale could possibly do with a makeover in the predictable behaviour department. Not that I'd change the story one jot. There is something immensely satisfying about a snake full of children. The Bookseller Crow Overall this is a funny, quirky story w hich is likely to appeal to many small children. The Bookbag If you are in search for a funny book for children, look no further! Child Education'

About the Author

Julia Jarman

Julia Jarman has written over 60 books for children. Born in 1946, Julia was brought up near Peterborough, and attended local schools. Her family had a small plot of land on which they kept chickens and pigs. They also had a dog, two cats, a succession of rabbits, and for a short time, a grass snake! Her pets have featured in her stories at some point. This little plot was important to Julia as she could escape there and read or just do nothing - essentials for a good imagination.

As a child she became a book worm and visited her local library on an almost daily basis. She started at one end of a shelf and read all the books until she reached the other end. Julia decided when she was 8 years old to become a children's writer, having read Little Women and the sequel Good Wives. The character in these books, Jo March, became a writer when she grew up and Julia wanted to be like her.

To begin with, Julia wrote to magazines, comics and newspapers and managed, at the age of 8, to have some work published.

On leaving school, Julia went to university to study English and Drama. She became a teacher to earn a living while developing her writing. During this stage she got married and had three children. Reading to her own children made her realise the importance of children's stories and underlined her determination to write.

Encouraged by her children, Julia started writing about people that were life like and exciting, and included some scary situations. Her philosophy is to take real life and add some 'what ifs' - and then anything can happen.

Julia still likes to read a lot but has to also make time for writing, which takes up about four days a week. She has little time for many hobbies as she also likes to visit schools one day a week to get feedback from children.

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28th March 2009



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