Author Shares Amazing Goings-on in Treehouse

25 April 2019

Australian Author, Andy Griffiths, was in Milton Keynes to explain to students how refrigerators can be thrown, how cash can be created with a money-making machine and how a never-ending staircase can be climbed, all possibilities in his new book about a wonderfully wacky continually growing treehouse.

The award winning writer of over 30 books, entertained pupils from Monkston, Middleton and Oakgrove primary schools, with a virtual tour of his treehouse; he even gave them the opportunity to donate their burps to the ‘burp bank’, which also features in his latest book. The treehouse series began with ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ and now, at book number eight, it has grown to the whopping size of ‘The 104-Storey Treehouse’.

The presentation was held at Oakgrove secondary, where the school’s library ambassadors, budding reporters and book lovers alike, also met the author. They asked lots of questions about how to become a writer and how to generate ideas for stories. Following his talk, four lucky pupils, who entered a treehouse designing competition, won a signed copy of one of his books.

Andy is a popular children’s author who lives in Australia. He was inspired to become an author when, as an English teacher, he wrote short stories to make his pupils laugh and to help them appreciate that reading can be fun. His first book ‘Just Tricking!’ was published in 1997. His books have been New York Times bestsellers, have won more than 80 children’s choice awards, been adapted as a television cartoon series and have sold more than twelve million copies worldwide.