Faith School Author Visits FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
In this Faith School Author Visits FAQ, you will find a guide for faith schools, churches and libraries organising an author visit.
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Is the funny children’s book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo suitable for a faith school author visit?
Yes, My Grandad vs The Fangazoo was written specifically with faith schools in mind. The book contains no special powers or witchcraft. The fictional adventure contains:
*A real and documented (but exaggerated) prehistoric beast that resembles a dragon
*Faith, love and greed
*Inventions that could work, with a modicum of imagination!
Does the funny book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo contain witchcraft?
No. My Grandad vs The Fangazoo does not contain witchcraft.
Does the funny adventure novel My Grandad vs The Fangazoo contain special powers?
No. My Grandad vs The Fangazoo does not contain special powers.
Does the children’s book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo have Bible references?
Yes. My Grandad vs The Fangazoo has Bible references from Matthew, Chapter13, Verses 44-46 and David and Goliath.
Is the book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo safe?
Yes. My Grandad vs The Fangazoo was written as a positive, safe, fun adventure book for R.K. Alker’s own children.
How was the hilarious children’s book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo written?
*The author R.K. Alker wrote My Grandad vs The Fangazoo for his two daughters whilst recovering from injuries sustained helping someone in the line of duty on the UK 999 Emergency Ambulances.
*R.K. (RiK) Alker was unable to play with his children. He engaged his passion and ability to write for them in a funny, exhilarating adventure where they ran and played together.
*RiK weaved positivity, love, faith, adventure, fun and ingenuity into crisis situations to help his girls.
*Unfortunately, the injuries brought an end to RiK’s career.
*After saving 6,000 lives on the emergency ambulances, RiK is now enjoying life as a children’s author.
Who is R.K. Alker Children’s Author?
In addition to his distinguished 999 Emergency Ambulance career, R.K. (RiK) Alker Children’s Author has an impressive CV, which includes:
*Service to education as a university lecturer in economics and business, and
*Service to the food and growing industries as a high media profile chilli grower and TV and radio aficionado.
*As a Finalist on Gary Rhodes Local Food Heroes, RiK brushed shoulders with celebrity chefs and even had his own TV show!
…read much more on the website WWW.RKALKER.COM
What is the story of My Grandad vs The Fangazoo about?
Fangazoo is an exciting, fictitious adventure in which two sisters and their three cousins sneak away from a family wedding in Bermuda with their ageing explorer grandad and embark on a voyage with a crazy captain and inventor to find the Fangazoo.
Is the funny kids’ book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo female-led?
Yes. Fangazoo is female-led. Two sisters aged 8 and 11 take the female lead on this laugh-out-loud wonderfully entertaining adventure for age 7 upwards.
Does the kids’ book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo discuss love and greed?
Yes. My Grandad vs The Fangazoo specifically targets greed and love.
Does the book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo explore faith in crisis situations to reveal the power of faith, love and hope?
Yes. The author R.K. Alker experienced many crisis situations on the 999 Emergency Ambulances in the UK. It became clear that those crises stripped away everything from the material world and released unbridled love, compassion, faith and hope, which is reflected in a gripping scene in the book.
Is the funny book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo filled with positivity?
Yes. The grandad character calls it “oppositology!” which is woven throughout the story.
Does the adventure novel My Grandad vs The Fangazoo contain discrete education?
Yes. Fangazoo is packed with fun information and learning for ages 7 upwards.
*The accompanying Fangazoo Colouring & Activity Book 1 for Ages 4-8 is specifically targeted at learning and discrete education.
…See more on the website: WWW.RKALKER.COM or Amazon.
Could the Fangazoo be considered historical fiction?
Maybe. The Fangazoo is based on the prehistoric Fangaroo found in Australia.
Is the Fangazoo real?
The Fangazoo is based on an actual historical beast. The Fangazoo is a very colourful exaggeration of the Australian prehistoric Fangaroo, which is an ancestor of the kangaroo.
Was the Fangaroo real?
Yes. The Fangaroo was a prehistoric ancestor of the kangaroo in Australia.
Is the Fangazoo a dragon?
The Fangazoo is marketed as a dragon because it resembles a dragon. The description is concise and easily recognised. It would be very difficult to encourage the market to take the time to read the explanation of how the Fangazoo was derived from the prehistoric Fangaroo found in Australia.
Does the Fangazoo breathe fire?
Ha! Is the Fangazoo a real dragon? …I’m afraid you will have to read the book My Grandad vs The Fangazoo to get the answer to that question!
…“Fangazoo” is so much more than a dragon quest!
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School Author Visit Testimonials
R.K. Alker came to school and delighted the children with a day filled with fantastic Fangazoo fun! His reading of his favourite chapters captivated the children’s imagination and ensued some raucous laughter. He invited the children to peek behind the pages of his book by informing them of his inspirations and writing processes; his daughters being two of the greatest. If you would like a passionate author that revels in the comedic possibilities of imaginative stories and the joy it brings to children’s lives, then welcome R.K. Alker and the Fangazoo into your school!
Jonathan Tilley, English & Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Lead, Anderton Primary School.
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About R.K. Alker Children’s Author
30 years of university lecturing, content writing, media & entertainment as the colourful TV ChilliMan cultivated this hilarious children’s adventure book written for my own kids.
A tragic personal plot twist was the positive writing catalyst that presented the most unusual opportunity to achieve my dream of writing a children’s book.
After saving 6000 lives on the NHS front lines, I was injured helping someone, which ended my career on the 999 emergency ambulances in my 50th year. In recovery from my injuries, I was unable to play with my kids. I engaged my passion to write for them in a whacky adventure where we ran & played together.
Fun fact! Two decades ago, I left university teaching & found fame as a whacky chilli grower & champion of local producers.
As a new voice in children’s fiction, may I share that funny action-adventure book written for my children, with yours?
RK ALKER’S LATEST BOOK – My Grandad vs The Fangazoo
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A laugh-out-loud, wonderfully entertaining action-adventure for age 7 upwards
A top-secret expedition unfolds for sisters Frankie and Charlie when they find the Fangazoo clue in crazy captain Sam’s rhyme. Can their archaeologist grandad complete one last BIG adventure with the girls and their cousins? Plunged into a hostile kingdom, how long before they face the Fangazoo? And, can they escape?
Amazon Book Reviews
Absolutely Amazing Children’s Book for a Wide Range of Ages
Our children age 5 and 7 absolutely loved this from start to finish. Normally, they get a little disinterested with books of this size, but this one captured their interest all the way through. So funny and the kids were gripped, can’t wait to read more from this writer!
This book was just a fabulous read, such a funny interesting read, fantastic for children, but I loved it as an adult.
Read by a year 6 class as their class reader. Loved by all!
RK Alker is an author of funny children’s books from Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Earth!
My little girls think I am the Best Funny Kids Author in the World.
R.K. Alker is a Famous, Funny, Celebrity Children’s Author, Grower, Cook, Local Food Evangelist and an injured 999 Emergency Ambulanceman. His love for growing chillies made him the country’s highest profile chilli grower, champion of local producers and star of TV, radio and press.
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