New children’s story is set in Stoke-on-Trent

February 23, 2018 by  

Pupils at Sutherland Primary Academy have written a novel with a Stoke-on-Trent connection.

The story is entitled ‘The Mystery of the Purple Planet’ and it involves a rich tapestry of characters including Queen Victoria. Ten children cooperated to produce the published book. Poster printing from Stoke-on-Trent may be used to publicise creative work. A book-signing has already taken place and the text can now be purchased online.

White Water Writers enabled the initiative to go ahead. Carter Pilling, who comes from a southern part of Stoke-on-Trent, is a youngster who has played an important role in the composition of the tale. He told The Sentinel:

“I hope everyone will buy it. But adults might not really enjoy it as it’s aimed at children.”

The plot of the narrative is really entertaining. It involves a machine that is meant to have the capacity to transform people in line with their hopes and dreams. However, when the monarch attempts to manipulate the machine the results are unexpected. Someone is changed into a carrot, while another individual becomes a vile slug which chooses to unleash bad weather on the area and even captures Queen Victoria.

The project has enhanced the writing skills of the children involved. It has also boosted the confidence of the team. Staff from Keele University made the whole thing possible by providing some ideas.