CHILDREN'S fiction author Michelle Paver entertained hundreds of Wirral pupils at a special event.
The writer, who has sold over 2.5 million books and had her work translated into more than 35 languages, spoke to an audience of 250 children from six Wirral primary schools at Bromborough Civic Centre.
After the event she met children and signed copies of her books.
The author spoke about her Gods and Warriors series, reading excerpts from her latest novel The Burning Shadow and answering questions from the specially-invited audience.
Cllr Chris Meaden, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: "Our library service have been really successful in attracting literary talent to the borough, particularly in getting authors to come and inspire young people through major performance events like this.
"Michelle is a hugely popular writer, and one whose books will be familiar to many of our school children.
"Meeting writers and hearing them talk enthusiastically about the writing process is inspiring."
In 2010, the final book in Michelle’s series The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.