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Byline: By Nicola Juncar

Get those creative juice flowing kids.

Here's a chance to put pen to paper for a competition that will see the winning entry published.

Following on from our own Creative Writing competition, children's publisher Image Books is challenging youngsters aged four to 11, in Years 1 to 6, to submit ideas for a character to join the residents of Hoo Ha House, its new book series for four to seven-year-olds, that will be turned into a book and published.

The first six books in the series are launched at Easter and a further six will be published in Septembe.

A spokeswoman for Image Books said: "The Hoo Ha House series follows the individual adventures of household objects that live together in Hoo Ha House.

"They include Wally the Wellington, who is on a mission to find a cure for his ticklishness, and Dorothy the Doughnut, whose passion for dancing stops her realising she's actually not very good at it."

Sarah Armstrong, the publishing director, said: "Hoo Ha House inspires children to look at their environment and use their imaginations to create a world of fun beyond the obvious. This competition provides a framework for schools to exploring their pupils' creativity across the curriculum."

Meanwhile, older budding authors still have the chance to take part in a master class given by award-winning North East author Celia Bryce. The writer, from Whitley Bay, will be holding a creative writing workshop at our Newspapers in Education Newsroom, in Stoddard Street, Newcastle, on Thursday.

If you'd like to take part, you must be over 16 and call (0191) 209 1494.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 11, 2006
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