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Author pens four children’s books on local beauty spots

Posted onPosted on 6th Jan

Mansfield Woodhouse author and grandmother Jackie Yelland has written four books for youngsters based on the adventures of three children visiting local beauty spots.

Jackie, (65), (above) said they were inspired by a friend pointing out that whenever she took her granddaughters to local places and visited the gift shops, she could not find books based on the venues for young children.

The books follow the adventures of Emma, Eddie and Jack as they explore Clumber Park, Rufford Park, Sherwood Pines and Sherwood Forest.

Illustrated by Kerry Wright, of Forest Town, the books — called Emma, Eddie and Jack Go To — are suitable for two to eight-year-olds.

Jackie, who said she hoped other books would follow, said the four titles could be used for young children as picture books.

“They are written in simple language, with repetition and rhymes,” she said. “They are also suitable for children who are beginning to read independently and as group readers in schools.”

The books can be bought from Rowanvale Books on Amazon; Richmond’s Cards & Stationery, High Street, Mansfield Wood-house; and Mansfield Woodhouse Post Office.

The books will also be available in local libraries and at the attractions they depict.

Jackie, who also wrote the Jimmy Twelvetrees books for children, was a teacher at Peafield Lane Primary School, Mansfield Woodhouse, for 20 years.

The mother-of-three, who also enjoys painting, bowling and table tennis, said: “The children in my books are not based entirely on anyone in particular but they do have elements of my own children.”