Monday, 10 August 2015

Kindly meet Ms. Stacey Fru; the 8 year old author

The University Of Wits Education Campus Hosted a book launch for Stacey on Saturday the 8th of August after her book was officially launched on the 16 of July. Stacey could emerge as the youngest writer in South African History. She is a bubbly young Grade 3 Learner who is making her mark. With qualities of a prolific writer, Stacey’s first book ‘Smelly Cats’ was written when she was 7 years old. Now, almost one month after Smelly Cats was first launched, Stacey’s second book went in for editing and is due for publication later this year. She is also writing songs, poems and short stories.
Stacey is a young girl with a passion for writing and an amount of literate energy that few children her age will surely possess. She is a motivational speaker who has taken it upon herself to ignite the passion for reading and writing on mankind. Listen to Stacey speak and watch her listen to, interact with and respond to others, then you will understand who exactly she is.  
Stacey’s first book “Smelly Cats” is about two cats who are cousins. It portrays the common challenges of different socio-religious and academic backgrounds as well as challenges posed by geographical locations to the two on a daily basis. Stacey’s book also depicts that even though the cats come from the same family, they are bound to have differences due to who they are. The constant fights are real reflections of daily lives. However just like in real life, fights are a vital spice of life that do not last forever. Want to know more? Check out her website to order copies of her book or call directly on +27 82 548 6385 for copies.
Her second book is titled “Bob and the Snake”.
The stories in both Stacey’s books are about animals; a resonance for her love for animals and nature in general. But as the above summary depicts, she also writes about the importance of friends, parents and behaviour to growing children.
Stacey lives in Waverley in Johannesburg with her parents, her two brothers and a sister. Stacey is vocal about the fact that she is inspired by life and motivated by those who love and care about her. That irrespective, she holds her parents as her greatest influencers. It is worth nothing that she has shaped her own life through her love for books and stories. Of course her parents have and continue to implant values that have helped her, including the role of education and the importance of books thereof.
Even though they encouraged Stacey to follow her dreams and to work hard and harder than before, they would like to always be there to guide her and their other three children. They would like the world to help groom Stacey and to reinforce the importance of religion, respect and responsibility which they are already teaching her.
Stacey sees hers as a responsibility to read and mentor younger people, but to read as a companion for older people also. She plans to buy an office for this project with the first R17, 800 that she makes.
With supportive and encouraging individuals around her, Institutions like the AngloGoldAshanti, the Department of Basic Education and schools like Eden College in Lyndhurst, Pro Ed House (Cape Town), St. David’s Marist College Innanda, Wits University, Royal Bafokeng Platinum, King David’s Juniour College Linksfield, Auckland Park Primary School and others that have not yet been singled out, and the academic world already encouraging and supporting young Stacey Fru, she could just be writing her life into the great book of records - one of Africa’s or even the world’s foremost writers.

For More Information Contact Victorine on 082 548 6385
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Sunday, 9 August 2015

My Book Launch at WITS UNIVERSITY on the 8th of August 2015

This day came and God is really kind. I just can not go to bed without saying Thank You, Thank You, thank you thank you to the university for making my book launch thick.
It was a wonderful launch and well attended. see picture on my website or on my This day came and God is really kind. I just can not go to bed without saying Thank You, Thank You, thank you thank you to the university for making my book launch thick. Thank you all. Before the special pictures go out, see these. God is kind. page. 

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Wits Press Honours Me

Please click her for the full Story. This University is the best. Their trust in me is priceless. so too is their support.
I LOVE WITS!!!! Ok I told me mom that I will be studying there in 10 years or so.

Eight-year-old launches book

7 August 2015
Eight-year-old Stacey Fru will launch her book Smelly Cats at the second Wits International Language and Literacy Symposium on Saturday, 8 August 2015.
Her book launch will be part of the Symposium themed Shifting the Lenses: Language and Literacy Education in Multilingual Encounters, which will be held at Parktown Education Campus from 8 to 10 August 2015.Stacey Fru
Stacey, a grade 3 pupil at Sacred Heart College is no ordinary eight-year-old girl. She is an avid reader and writer, and already has a second book underway.
After reading numerous books, Stacey decided to try her own hand at writing, and produced Smelly Cats, a 108 paged colourfully illustrated book, which took her only four months to write. 
“I like reading and writing. I could not get enough of reading books and I wanted to write my own”, says Stacey.
Smelly Cats is about two cousin cats from different backgrounds who are always fighting but at the end manage to put their indifference behind them and reconcile as friends.
“In life everyone has a time to fight, and you can’t live without fighting,”says Stacey who finds fighting "silly" and unnecessary.
Through her book Stacey wishes to inspire more children to start reading. 
Stacey enjoys playing with her two brothers and one sister, playing with her iPad and watching television. Her favourite subjects at school are Maths and Science.
“Science is my favourite subject because you get to learn more about nature and animals as well as experimenting more,” she says. “I like maths because you work with numbers and sometimes you do not get clever  without those two subjects.”
Though Stacey has developed a talent for writing, she wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
“If I am an author I will not really get enough money for publishing, editing and printing, so I have to do another  job.” 
Her daily schedule involves doing homework, playing, going for ballet classes and reading for her younger siblings when her elder brother is unavailable to read for them.
Stacey’s number one priority is school, so she only writes during her spare time when she is not too busy.
Her mother and manager, Victorine Fru says that Stacey writes anytime, anywhere and about any subject.
“You can hurt Stacey and she can write a note on the door, saying: ‘Mom why did you hurt me?’.”
Stacey has sold over a 1000 copies from her first book launch which was held at her school on 16 July 2015. Her launch at Wits will take place in the Staff lounge, Bohlahleng Block, Parktown Education Campus at 18:00.
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Thursday, 6 August 2015

I talked to Grades 1, 2, and 3 Learners

Teaching or talking, to Grades 1, 2, and 3 learners at St Davids Marists College in Inanda on Rivonia Road in Sandton this morning. The support that I received from everyone was so kind. I hope you all enjoy the copies of Smelly Cats that you bought. For those who did not buy, remember that you can order from my website Hugs to you all. You are full of love. You blessed my life. Thank you all. I think boys are cool and your teachers are sweet.