Sarah Barton – Author, Writer, Teacher
An English lady living in France. When Ray approached me with his idea for Paul the Pilot and the reasons behind the project – making a difference for our children and future generations, broadening their horizons, I was delighted to say: Yes, I’d love to embark on this adventure with you, Paul and our readers.” I love playing with words, books, language.
The English and French teacher in me loves sharing knowledge with others. Paul the Pilot is more than a fun language learning and reading adventure. A positive aspect, as learning a second language opens up youngster’s brains for better all-round learning – as I have witnessed with my own seven children. Five of whom came over to France at an early age, two were born in France and learned two languages from the word go!
Within Paul the Pilot, there are the subtle teachings of people from different cultures getting along, sharing positive experiences together, as well as recognition of the various landmarks in the countries visited by Paul. Thus some history and geography enrobed in Paul’s adventures with his plane PETE, intertwined with the learning of some basic words in another language.
As a global messenger of peace and love, these ingredients in the Paul the Pilot recipe were all so delightful for me to play with and participate in.
The adventure of Paul the Pilot, Ray and I, along with our readers has really only just begun. With what we have planned, we look forward to our travels and ever-expanding journey together. Let’s go…