Hey there, I'm Bertie - Julia's son - and I'm making this children's area of the website.
If you want to see artwork/colourings-in that children have done, click on the "Gallery" link on the right sidebar. You might have some of your own art in there, or maybe your childs!
We have more sections and additions to the children's area on the way, including stories and poems by children - if you would like to submit one for the section of the website, send it in an e-mail to the contact area of this site and I'll be sure to include it for when I release that area.
This picture (left) is of me when I was younger, about the age when I read Mum's book "The Salt-Stained Book" for the first time. The dinghy I'm in - a "Taz", which is like a small "Topaz", is great for the next step after "Optimist"s, which are very popular with children starting to learn to sail.
(This is Julia writing now) The idea for this page came from my visit to Waterstone's in Ipswich, Suffolk. I was impressed by the amount of effort some of the younger children were putting into their colouring and drawings and I wished that more people could enjoy the results.
The children who were doing the competitions also worked hard. Ethan, Will, Coralie, Sarah, Milly, Cody and Henry entered the wordsearch. Ethan won a copy of the Salt-Stained Book and Henry will get a copy of A Ravelled Flag when it is published in November.
Isobel. Erin, Ethan, Bruno, Chloe entered the Naming Dinghy Parts competition. Isobel won a copy of The Salt-Stained Book and Erin wil lget a copy of A Ravelled Flag when it is published in November.
I'd like to thank Coralie and Ethan for judging the competitions and making sure it was perfectly fair.