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Eight Year Old Writes Her First Novel

Posted on March 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Written by Juliana Lucas

09/03/2012- http://voice-online.co.uk/article/eight-year-old-writes-her-first-novel


ONE OF Britain’s youngest authors says she was inspired to write her first book after visiting a museum dedicated to best selling children’s author, Roald Dahl.


Eight year old Victoria Agomo penned her novel Silly Sarah after a school trip to the Roald Dahl Museum in Buckinghamshire last year. has been writing short stories since age six.


“They gave us a book and I started writing,” Victoria told The Voice.


Her novel has now been published by United States–based Trafford Publishing and is available on demand via Amazon and the publisher’s website.


The 28 page Silly Sarah tells the story of a seven-year-old girl called Sarah Silly who lives at home with her mum and dad.


“Their last name is Silly and they do silly things” said Victoria “Sarah keeps getting into trouble and does not learn her lesson,”


The year 4 student at St Nicholas Church of England in Elstree, Hertfordshire, said she is now determined to forge a career as a writer.


And she paid tribute to some of the writers who have inspired her such as Tracy Beaker author, Jacqueline Wilson.


“I like watching Tracy Beaker. I think it is really good. It’s written by my favourite author. I have read a lot of her books. I want to be like Jacqueline Wilson when I grow up,"


However the budding author still finds time for other hobbies like watching TV, drawing and singing.


“I have been singing since I was 5. I joined the choir in my new school and we are going to be performing at the Royal Albert Hall in May.”


Dahl, who died in 1990, is famous for books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach and the Fantastic Mr. Fox.


Mum Dr. Nonye Agomo, who is a GP, told The Voice: "I am so proud of her, and it is all been really exciting getting a book published.”

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