Paul Dowswell is one of the three authors we are lucky enough to be hosting at the Trinity Awards Ceremony this year. Paul was at our inaugural ceremony last year as well, with his book Eleven Eleven. This year, Powder Monkey is on our Junior Award shortlist, an exciting story of a young boy called Sam Witchall who joins the navy at the time of the Napoleonic wars, when England and France were at war. If you have read this book – and you probably have by now – you will agree that it is really exciting. If you want to find out more about the author, please visit his website here: http://www.pauldowswell.co.uk/ On the website, you will see that Paul enjoys writing historical novels, many of which will be on your school library shelves already. If you liked Powder Monkey, and Paul’s writing, then go on to read Auslander (set in Nazi Germany), Sektion 20 (set in Communist East Berlin) and Red Shadow, set in Stalin’s Russia in 1941, or Cabinet of Curiosities, set in Renaissance Prague.