Wow! Students win world number 2 spot on Amazon Christmas book list

By Megan Sargent, 12, Jill Dando News,

Amazing students sensationally reached number 2 on the Amazon Children’s Christmas book list with readers as far away as Asia and Australia.

Priory Community School Academy students in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, produced a bestselling Christmas eBook with stories, poems and illustrations that reached the top 2 in the UK.

Christmas Stories Volume 5 reached the top 4 in the Paid book list alongside other Authors such as Matt Haig and Tom Fletcher, then hit second place in free eBooks.

Pictured above is Shannon, left, who wrote and illustrated one of the stories, The Christmas Robin, alongside other students in Jill Dando News.

Other stories in the book include ‘A Collie’s Christmas’ by Rebecca, ‘The Joy By the Hearth’ by Lilly-May as well as Illustrations by artists including Victor and Liv Mason.

Phoebe, Year 8, who wrote a poem for the eBook said: “I enjoyed writing the poem because I love rhyming, especially about Christmas”

Year 9 Freddie said: “It was really exciting. When the whole best seller thing happened it was very exciting. I would like to write plays and scripts.”

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Director of Careers James Wilmot said “It is great to see people from all over the world enjoying our students’ work. 

“It has achieved bestseller status in the Amazon Children’s Christmas Book Chart and peaked at number 2! 

“It is a great achievement for our students. It takes a lot of bravery and creativity to produce something like this.”

Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “The students have produced a quality book which is being read right across the world. 

“We are very proud of them and their achievements.”

Neville Coles, CEO of The Priory Learning Trust said: “Once again our students have excelled themselves with a successful published book. We have seen some exceptional talent during its production.”