Seaford author Giles Paley-Phillips to read to 1,000 children in a day

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SEAFORD children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips will be attempting to read his new book The Fearsome Beastie to more than 1,000 Sussex school children on World Book Day (March 1).

The book has already come in for critical acclaim and is shortlisted for the Rotherham Children’s Book Award as well as being nominated for the People’s Book Prize.

Taking part in the Beastie Book Marathon is Seaford Primary School where Giles will read at an assembly of 200 children, then it’s a mad dash to Annecy School, also in Seaford, to read to the whole school.

At Cradle Hill School, Seaford, Giles will read to 419 children at 11am, then it’s off to schools in Lewes and Eastbourne where Giles is confident of breaking the 1,000 children barrier.

World Book Day is a celebration of reading targeted at children and aims to help them appeciate literature.