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About Helena Harper - author of enchanting stories online for children

"Helena Harper - poet, children's author and teacher"Helena was born in Surrey, England, daughter of a German mother and English father who met in Hamburg at the end of WWII.

After graduating in German and International Relations, Helena spent two years in banking before deciding to train as a teacher.  She has taught modern languages for over 20 years. Language fascinates her because of its rhythm, sounds and structures.

She has always loved to write fantasy stories for young children - as a means of escape from the 'real world' - and "Pep, Polish and Paint" is the first story online for children that she has done. So if you want a magical storytime online, listen to "Pep, Polish and Paint" now! Details about the accompanying space sheets & colouring sheets can be found here and here is the inspiration behind the story.

In the past few years Helena has also discovered the joys of writing poetry for adults, where she can explore her love of rhythm and sound.

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