Sky Private Eye | Author Preview

Fairy tales with a happy ending are a great way to help children explore good and bad characters.

Children’s book author Jane Clarke shares a pre-publication preview of the characters, setting and development of her new picture book creation with Five Quills, Sky Private Eye, before it hits the shelves.

Illustrations taken from Sky Private Eye and the Case of the Missing Grandma

The Sky Private Eye picture book series is coming out in Spring 2017 with Five Quills, what kind of girl is Sky and what makes her different?

Sky is cute and curious, but also calm and focussed when it comes to detective work- and baking cupcakes! Sky and her dog Snuffle solve mysteries in the world of fairy tales.

Do you think book series and their returning characters offer a different kind of opportunity to engage children?

Yes, they offer a chance for children to become friends with the characters, and enjoy meeting up with them again in different stories

Sky Private Eye is set in a fairy tale world; do you think fairy tale settings are a useful tool for children’s learning and development?

Fairy tales with a happy ending are a great way to help children explore good and bad characters. They provide a satisfying story structure, too.

How do you see the Sky Private Eye series developing?

Sky and Snuffle are ready to help to solve many more fairy tale mysteries, including why Goldilocks broke into the Three Bears House and what happened to Cinderella’s sparky slipper!

Edited by Janey Robinson