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New childrenâ€™s author Julie Hegarty has teamed up with Beatbullying, the UKâ€™s biggest anti-bullying charity and the first to use solutions for young people devised by young people, to help raise awareness of bullying within Britainâ€™s primary schools.
Hegarty has been taken on as a patron for the charity in order to help them raise awareness of the need to educate and support young children, primary school teachers and parents on the causes of bullying and how best to deal with it when it occurs.
Julie Hegarty grew up on the picturesque coast of South Wales, where her days were spent exploring the rock pools and paddling on the beach. Her childhood love for writing poetry stayed with her through her high powered career as a music business accountant, where she worked for celebrity clients including George Michael and Nancy Griffiths and soon after moving to Edinburgh the character of Michelle the scallop started to take shape.
Combines a wonderfully imaginative and colourful story with an important message -- delivered subliminally -- on the subject of bullying. Every child will be transported into a magical underwater world through some absolutely stunning illustrations and clever word play. Even better, Â£1 from every sale will be donated to the charity â€˜Beatbullyingâ€™.