Earlier this month, pupils from King’s Hall received a very special visit from Cornish author and illustrator, Veronica Lamond.

Veronica is best known for her popular Landy and Friends books – a series that engages young children in diverse, real-life adventures through the loveable characters of Landy (a 1956 Series 1 Land Rover) and Fender (a 1999 Defender).

She spoke to pupils from Nursery to Year 2 about how she produces her books, showing them the very palette she uses to bring her characters to life! The children were also lucky enough to hear passages from Veronica’s novels in a unique reading workshop.

To round off the experience, the pupils gathered on the school field to meet a special guest. Accompanied by Land Rover engineer, Mick Moore, was none other than Landy himself!

The pupils had a fantastic time interacting with the vintage automobile and even had the opportunity to hop inside!

Emily Marcuccilli, Librarian at King’s Hall, said: “A wonderful day was had by all, with the arrival of Landy himself really bringing these charming stories to life for our littlest bookworms.”