Avril McDonald

What books did you read when you were a child?
My mum had to read The Sneeches and other stories by Dr Seuss to me every single day!  The first book I read and fell in love with was The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis. 

If you could be a storybook character who would you be?
I feel like I already am Max from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.  I know what it's like to feel angry, how to grow a forest in my room and sail away to be the King of my own jungle. But I also know that there is no place like home.  

What is the best thing about reading?
The best thing about reading is that a really good book can take you a wonderful secret Neverland that your soul somehow just recognises. That's one of my favourite places to be!

What is your all-time favourite book?
My favourite all time book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.  It's a fable about following your dream.  

Avril McDonald is the author of the Feel Brave series of books, out now. Avril is an ex primary school teacher, business woman and a mum

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