Late last week I went to empty my pigeon-hole to find a large package in it. There and then I tore (it was well sealed) it open to discover three books on cartooning. Initially I though they were unsolicited but on reading the accompanying letter I discovered they were a gift from Martin Brown (illustrator of Horrible Histories) via The Scottish Book Trust. I was absolutely delighted to receive this gift. The letter from The Scottish Book Trust states:
Martin had an absolutely brilliant time meeting pupils in Orkney and Shetland and was overwhelmed by the warm welcome and enthusiasm which greeted him at every school.
As a thank you, and to continue the drawing craze in Orkney and Shetland, Martin would like to gift your school a set of books about drawing and cartooning to add to the library. We hope that your pupils will treasure these books and that they will further inspire your young illustrators to get drawing!
Back in May, he visited Stromness Academy and other schools in Orkney and Shetland as part of the Scottish Friendly Children Book Tour. Stromness Primary School pupils also joined us for this event in the theatre.
Thank you Martin and The Scottish Book Trust for this wonderful addition to our library.