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Only a handful of authors have had the privilege of donning the H.I. Larry disguise and writing for the Zac Power series. Chris talks about how he came to write Zac’s Ultimate Mission, an epic adventure featuring all of Zac’s worst enemies! Enter a world of secrets as Chris explains all the hidden references to past Zac Power books in Ultimate Mission (students get to match illustrations of gadgets and characters from Ultimate Mission with the Zac Power books they originally appeared in), reveals some of the ideas for Zac Power adventures that never made it to the page, and talks about how writing for characters invented by other people can give you the practise you need to create characters and stories of your own.
Why do we respond to comedy – and what are some sure-fire ways to make people laugh? Chris reveals some of the theories about the role of humour in our lives, the tricks and techniques for making things funny, and how he turned the agony of being a ‘late bloomer’ into comedy gold with his […]
Based on Chris’s books Who’s on the money? and Stuck on history, this presentation takes students on a fun and fascinating tour of the people and events depicted on our coins, banknotes and postage stamps, and reveals how everyday objects can literally put us in touch with the past. Students also get to be history […]