Virtual Visit Webinar: Struan Murray, author of the Orphans of the Tide series

Register to have Struan Murray author of the Orphans of the Tide series, beam directly in front of your class, LIVE!

About the book:

Follow Ellie and Seth’s adventure in the Orphans of the Tide series - the breath-taking fantasy adventure for fans of His Dark Materials that The Times calls 'unputdownable'.

Orphans Ellie and Seth have crossed an endless ocean in search of freedom and peace. Arriving on the shores of a colourful tropical island ruled by a mysterious queen, it seems they might just have found the perfect new home. But there is trouble brewing in paradise and soon Ellie and Seth find themselves caught up in a dangerous struggle for power - and forced to confront terrible truths from their past.

What to expect during the session:

Join author Struan Murray as he discusses exploding whales, world building, and the power of doodling! Dive in to Shipwreck Island, the breath-taking new adventure in the fantastical and much-loved Orphans of the Tide series, as well as learning about where inventor Ellie and Seth’s story first began… Struan will read from his new novel, and share a behind the scenes look at his inspiration for the series – from his science lab to the streets of Edinburgh! Then get creative as Struan hosts a step-by-step masterclass on how to create your own short story packed full of twists and turns. Struan will also answer some of your pupils’ burning questions so don’t forget to send these in advance! More information will be shared upon registration.

Register to join the Struan Murray Virtual Visit on Wednesday 3rd March 2021 and look out for emails from Puffin Schools with the Zoom link and information to help you prepare for the virtual visit. You will be able to share the Zoom link with those from your class watching from home.

You can submit your questions and school shout-outs by emailing Please submit your questions by 1st March. 

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