Tuesday, 15 December 2009

KPE Episode 248: "Copper Top"

"Copper Top" by Coral Atkinson

Recently we were very priviledged to receive a complementary copy of the newly released children's book, "Copper Top" from the author. Coral Atkinson lives in Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand.
" Copper Top follows the fortunes of feisty young Irish heroine Aisling Lynch, and is set in the West Coast goldfields of the 1860s. The book is ideal for readers aged 9 to 13."
Toreka and Selena both read this book and after declaring it a great read, wrote and recorded this podcast about the book.
Have a listen and leave them some feedback....


  1. Thank you for your lovely review of Copper Top. You did a great podcast. I am so glad you enjoyed the book.

    Coral Atkinson

  2. What a wonderful podcast. You were both very convincing -this is obviously a must- read adventure book. I'm going to recommend it to all my friends.
    Thank you!

  3. Well done girls, that was a really interesting podcast you have produced. It sure sounds like an interesting book to read. I quite like reading historical novels that give you a really good feel for how life was back in another time. Isnt it great that you can also listen to the author reading her book.
    Hope your holidays are going well- catch up with you soon, back at school.
    Ms Squires

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  6. Girls,

    That podcast was great! In fact, I checked "cool!" What a great idea. I think we may try something different at storytime tonight and let my children listen to one of your stories.

    University of South Alabama
    Mobile, Alabama
    United States of America

  7. Hi Selena & Toreka,
    I love all your expression. That is really cool how she actually comes from Ireland.I hope you actually keep up the work in year six.
    From Rita.

  8. Hi Toreka and selena

    That podcast was great.I liked how you explanied the story.I can't wait to see more podcast from you.

    Keep it up

  9. Hi Toreka and Selena,

    It is great to see and hear that your dynamic oratory in person is just as striking in a podcast. After learning about Point England from your presentation during our tour of New Zealand schools, I am thrilled to recognize you as I listen to your book review. I can almost picture your facial expressions in my mind's eye. Your review was very informative and engaging.

    Keep up the great work!

    Linda Forrest
    5th grade Teacher
    Jamaica, Queens(New York)
    United States of America

  10. i have Coppertop the book and I enjoyed it, Coral told me about this podcast & I think your podcast is cool.
    Lucy S

  11. jonty wairakei Taupo8 March 2011 at 09:48

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!! what a alsome story nice work and I am going to look for it