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THANK YOU!

I'd like to thank each and every one of you amazing PandaPeeps for your orders over the last few months.

It means so much to me after the publication of my first book and I'd love to hear your feedback so please leave a review. Just go to the bottom of the site.

I'm currently working on Preston's sequel so watch this space! Or better still, subscribe to my website to receive regular newsletters and updates.

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JINNY MORGAN LEWTAS

Children's author

Welcome!

After 27 years of teaching children with additional needs, I am now in the very privileged position to be able to share the skills and knowledge I have accumulated over the years.


These skills have helped the children in my classroom to engage with learning in a fun, interactive and inclusive way and I hope my Preston panda stories will have the same impact.

 
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JINNY MORGAN LEWTAS

BACKGROUND

Jinny is a recently retired Special Needs teacher. She entered the teaching profession at 28 having gained a B.Ed. in Design and Technology but she very quickly moved into the field of Special Education.

She realised very early in her 27 year career that students with additional needs are very often overlooked by education professionals working outside the realms of Special Education. Materials that enhance and encourage learning are often in short supply and those that are available tend to be more expensive than regular teaching resources.

From experience, good SEN teaching relies very heavily on the imagination, creativity, time, effort and commitment of all SEN staff alongside a tendency towards hoarding things that 'may come in useful one day'.

It is with this in mind that Jinny has begun writing inclusive stories for children, their parents, their carers and their teachers.

Jinny enjoys 'the outside' through a range of local activities such as open-water swimming, cycling, gardening and walking her dog.

She enjoys cooking and having friends round for dinner. She has a passion for live music, especially going to see her childhood hero, Gary Numan.

Jinny is married and has two grown up children, Ellie and Tom. She lives with her husband David, dog Ruby, three rescued cats, Eddie, Frankie and Big Nige and a rescued tortoise called Keith Grimble or Mr G for short.

 
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THE ENCHANTED SUITCASE & 

OTHER PRESTON PANDA STORIES.

I am working on a series of books centred around the character Preston Panda.


Over time, he will embark on a series of magical adventures when he climbs inside his enchanted suitcase.


But along the way he will also learn how to deal with the sorts of problems, worries and disappointments a typical six year old panda might stumble upon.

My first book, 'Preston's Christmas Surprise' is out now!

To order your copy, go to 'Shop' in the top menu.

 

PRODUCTS

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THE ENCHANTED SUITCASE

PRESTON'S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE

SPECIAL EDITION. HARDBACK.

AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER.

THIS BOOK IS NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Enter the amazing world of Preston Panda.

Join him on his magical Christmas Eve journey in this SPECIAL EDITION, HARDBACK version of the story. An ideal gift for Christmas Eve, a story that can be enjoyed again and again and a book that can be passed down the family.

Get your hardback copy SIGNED AND INDEXED and enjoy a BONUS PRESTON STORY when you pre-order.

The book comes with hints and tips on how to make the story come to life by creating a story box or story sack.


The book also comes with a page to help children understand Preston's feelings throughout his Christmas adventure.

FOR AGES 4-8 WITH ADULT SUPPORT

£14.99

TO PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK GO TO 'SHOP' IN THE MENU BAR 


 

THE ENCHANTED SUITCASE

PRESTON'S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE

PAPERBACK

AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER.

THIS BOOK IS NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Enter the amazing world of Preston Panda.

Join him on his magical Christmas Eve journey in this signed paperback version of the story.

An ideal gift for Christmas Eve, a story that can be enjoyed again and again.

The book comes with hints and tips on how to make the story come to life by creating a story box or story sack.


The book also comes with a page to help children understand Preston's feelings throughout his Christmas adventure.

FOR AGES 4-8 WITH ADULT SUPPORT

£7.99

TO PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK GO TO 'SHOP' IN THE MENU BAR 

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THE ENCHANTED SUITCASE

EASIER READ PRESTON'S CHRISTMAS SURPRISE


AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER.

THIS BOOK IS NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Enter the amazing world of Preston Panda.

Join him on his magical Christmas Eve journey in this signed paperback version of the story.

An ideal gift for Christmas Eve, a story that can be enjoyed again and again

This version tells the same story but in fewer words for early readers and readers with additional needs.


The book comes with hints and tips on how to make the story come to life by creating a story box or story sack.


The book also comes with a page to help children understand Preston's feelings throughout his Christmas adventure.

FOR EARLY READERS AND READERS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS WITH ADULT SUPPORT

£7.99

TO PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK GO TO 'SHOP' IN THE MENU BAR 

 

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ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

ARTICLE BY RIKA CHANDRA CHATTING TO JINNY

 

ARTICLE BY RICHARD GARNETT. WIRRAL GLOBE 

 

THE GALLERY

Preston (and Jinny!) On Tour

 
 

ORRETS MEADOW SCHOOL

AUTHOR VISIT

Friday 10th December 2021

 
 

PRESTON'S CHRISTMAS COMPETITION

Here are some of the wonderful entries from our competition