Sarwat Chadda Merthyr Visit

On 27 March 2014, two hundred pupils from Ysgol Santes Tudful and Cyfarthfa Junior School enjoyed a morning of hilarious entertainment from Harper Collins author Sarwat Chadda.

Hosted by Theatr Soar, Merthyr Tydfil, the whole of years 5 and 6 from the two schools enjoyed an interactive mythical quiz, and created and acted out their own fantasy drama before buying copies of his books, which Sarwat signed and illustrated for each pupil.

Sarwat Chadda has lived and travelled throughout the world from China to Guatemala. He’s been lost in Mongolia, abandoned at a volcano in Nicaragua and hidden up a tree from a rhino in Nepal. Throughout his travels, Sarwat soaked up the myths, legends and cultures of far away places. Now with the Ash Mistry series he brings these unfamiliar tales of ten-headed demons and blue-skinned heroes back home and puts them beside the exploits of Achillies and Thor.

The Ash Mistry books are breath-taking action adventure novels for eight to twelve year olds. Ash Mistry is a reluctant hero who faces ancient demons and comes into an astonishing, magical inheritance.