School helps launch children's book about North East

Author Yvonne Carlin-Page with Muskan Choudhoury and Jay Robson from Hadrian Primary school at Arbeia Roman Fort Credit: South Tyneside Council

Youngsters from a South Tyneside School have helped to launch a new book which takes children on a magical trip around the North East.

Children from Hadrian Primary School and the Mayor of South Tyneside joined local author Yvonne Carlin-Page to launch Lily, Windy and The Witch: The Journey Begins.

The book tells of Lily’s journey across the region as she flies on her magic map, visiting iconic places such as Arbeia Roman Fort, Souter Lighthouse and the Angel of the North.

Author Yvonne, from Whitburn, said:

Since moving to South Tyneside I have found it an enchanting and truly magical place. I have always been fascinated by the sea and South Shields beautiful coastline inspired me to write my very first children’s book.

Yvonne Carlin-Page

The group of nine year olds were treated to a reading of the book by the author during the book launch at Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields.

Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Alan Smith, said:

It is exciting to see a children’s book inspired by South Tyneside and the wider region. It is wonderful that children will recognise the sites Lily visits and maybe inspired to have their own magical adventures.

Councillor Alan Smith, Mayor of South Tyneside