"I hope that my "Jetmalew" children's picture books will bring smiles and laughter to the children on the Isle of Man".
Popular Onchan author and illustrator, Vikki Orwin, has written a new Isle of Man children’s picture book, “Jetmalew and the Secret Cave”. This is her third book, and a welcome addition to "Jetmalew’s Island Adventures" and "Jetmalew’s Further Island Adventures". The main character in the books, “Jetmalew” enjoys travelling around the Island on his little motorbike fuelled by wild magic garlic from Fairy Bridge.
Vikki enjoys being creative, drawing illustrations and writing children’s stories. She says:
"This task requires a keen eye for detail; having a good imagination; achieving a good storyline, and producing good quality hand drawn pictures to appeal to children. Completing a children’s picture book is a very difficult and complex process - a lot of patience, total dedication and time is needed to gain the finished product".
There have been two successful “Jetmalew” book signings and Story Time activity mornings at Harvey Briggs Onchan Library to date. Vikki says:
"These events have helped to bring the Onchan community together, and encourage children to read books. The children really enjoy the “Jetmalew” activity sheets, colouring competition and treasure hunt. I also enjoy visiting the Island’s primary schools to read my books to the children and see their delighted reaction to the characters within the storylines from the books and listening to the children’s comments saying that the books are bright and magical".
A third “Jetmalew” story time and activity morning will be held at Harvey Briggs, Onchan Library to present the latest book, “Jetmalew and the ‘Secret Cave”, on Saturday 24th June 2017 from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm.
Jetmalew's Island Adventure children’s picture books are now on sale locally, Price £6.99 each.