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An Interview with Metcalf Dan, Author of The Lottie Lipton Adventures
Hey RWYK family! Today we’re excited to welcome author Metcalf Dan on the Reading with Your Kids Podcast. Dan is a writer of books for children and the author of Codebusters, The Lottie Lipton Adventures and Jamie Jones.
He is joining us to talk about his delightful books in The Lottie Lipton Adventure Series is based on a nine-year-old investigator Lottie Lipton and set in the British Museum, which has over 8 millions items from thousands of years of world history.
In our exciting interview, we talk about all of the amazing six books in Dan’s series, What inspired him to become an author and what influenced his stories, Writing for middle grade kids, His obsession with Sherlock Holmes and Poirot and other detective stories , His passion for puzzle solving and code breaking, future books in the Lottie Lipton series and much more. We’re sure you’ll enjoy listening to Dan and his fascinating stories as we much enjoyed hearing about it!
Here’s more information about Metcalf Dan
Born at an early age, Dan Metcalf knew exactly what he was going to be when he grew up – tall. This was achieved before he even got to secondary school and so another career was decided on. The life of a chocolate teapot salesman is however fairly temperamental and so he decided to move to a job which was comparatively reliable – a writer.
He has written for radio, screen and magazines but is best known as the author of ‘The Lottie Lipton Adventures’ (although he is best known around where he lives as ‘That Weirdy Beardy Guy’). He is a full time writer and his biggest ambition is write a major children’s adventure series and create a superhero comic.
More about The Lottie Lipton Adventures
The Egyptian Enchantment:
Lottie loves helping her Great Uncle Bert with his new exhibits at the British Museum. But when she reads a magic spell that brings to life twenty mischievous Egyptian shabtis, the museum ends up in a complete mess! Can Lottie, Great Uncle Bert and Reg the caretaker track down the chaotic shabtis before they destroy the whole museum? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve.
The Scroll of Alexandria:
Lottie loves the Great Library and all the beautiful books that fill it. But the money hungry Head Curator of the British Museum, Sir Trevelyan Taylor wants to sell all of the ancient books to the highest bider. The missing scroll of Alexandria is the only thing that can prove that the books must stay in the museum. Can Lottie, Great Uncle Bert and Reg the caretaker follow the clues and track down the missing scroll before it’s too late? Perfect for developing and newly confident readers, Lottie Lipton Adventures are packed with action, adventure and puzzles for the reader to solve.
The Curse of the Cairo Cat:
Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Lottie loves living in the museum with Great Uncle Bert but, when the Golden Cat of Cairo disappears at the launch of a new exhibition, Lottie’s home is under threat. Can Lottie, Great Uncle Bert and Reg the caretaker follow the clues and find the cat in time, or will Lottie lose her home forever…
The Secrets of the Stone:
After a late night break-in at the British Museum, Lottie, Great Uncle Bert and Reg the caretaker discover a mysterious clue on the Rosetta Stone that will lead them to the legendary Trident of Neptune. Can the group solve the clue and find the Trident before the canny thief, Bloomsbury Bill, beats them to it?
The Catacombs of Chaos:
Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! The British Museum needs a big donation to stay open—and it has to be by tonight. For once, Lottie and Sir Trevelyan Taylor, the head curator, want the same thing. Can Lottie follow the clues to come up with a fortune in time?
The Eagle of Rome:
Welcome to the British Museum, home to Lottie Lipton: nine-year-old investigator extraordinaire! Lady Viola Kirton, the famous treasure hunter, is on the trail of a legendary Roman eagle. But she wants to sell it, and Lottie Lipton knows it belongs in a museum. Can Lottie win the race to find the eagle?
In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids podcast, you’ll hear:
- An except from The Lottie Lipton Adventure series
- More about the series and where did Dan get the idea to write his stories
- Inspiration behind all of the six books in The Lottie Lipton Series
- Why did Dan choose a female character as a heroine for all his books
- What kind of conversations parents and children can have after reading Dan’s book
- Future projects in the Lottie Lipton series, some great words of wisdom and much more….
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Finally, where can we find Metcalf Dan on the internet?
His website: http://danmetcalf.co.uk/
So, there you have it. We’re sure you’ve enjoyed learning about Dan Metcalf’s writing journey from him as much as we did! If you’ve enjoyed this episode then please rate and review our show in iTunes and share it by clicking the social media buttons at the bottom of this page!
Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful day!
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