Year 5 Home Learning

Interview with Elizabeth Laird, author of Oranges In No Man’s Land

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Article ImageAcclaimed author, Elizabeth Laird, recently agreed to film an interview in which she answered questions from Year Five children about Oranges in No Man's Land, her thoughts on writing, travelling and reading. Sections from the interview can be read at the links below:

Part 1 – Oranges in No Man’s Land – In Lebanon

Part 2 - Writing Oranges in No Man’s Land

Part 3 - Being an author

Part 4 – Travel

Part 5 - Being a reader

Elizabeth Laird also very generously took time to read examples of children's narrative writing, about which she wrote the following:

"Thank you so much for sending me these stories. They are truly remarkable. The students have immersed themselves in the story and carried it further in their imagination. No writer could ever wish for a great response.

Do tell the students how much I admired their writing. I'm going to have to watch out. Competitors are coming up fast behind me!"