Posted February 09, 2020 05:17:51It’s been more than 30 years since the original Pokémon series hit the big screen, but it’s been a wild ride for the franchise and it’s made Professor Kaia a legend.
Kaia, who was born in Australia and has taught English in Sydney for 30 years, has written dozens of Pokémon books and has won numerous awards.
She’s also been a mentor for young Australians, including two-time NSW State Library of Literature and Culture award-winning writer Sarah Gurney.
“I have a bit of a geeky side, but I’m not really interested in academics,” she said.
“There are books I write for children, I write a children’s book, but the only thing I can think of that’s interesting for children is my kids playing with their Pokémon.”
But I also think I’m an inspiration for young people because I do inspire them to have their own imagination and do things that aren’t really necessarily their thing.
“And then, of course, there’s the other side of the coin, which is that I have lots of children, so I’ve got a bit more time to do it.”
So there’s a lot of inspiration for me.
“A long way to goBefore she began teaching English in 2012, Professor Kaias first set her sights on teaching children the art of Pokémon Go.
She had already written a book of short stories and poems about the series, and was inspired by the excitement of meeting new people on the Pokémon Go craze.”
The internet is such a huge thing now and people really have a lot more free time than ever,” she told ABC Radio Sydney.”
They’re just having a great time and there’s so many new experiences out there that they can enjoy and that’s a really cool thing.
“So it’s a good thing that we’ve got Pokémon in the books and it makes me feel like I can make something out of it and give them something they can be inspired by.”
It’s just really cool.””
And so I wanted to create a Pokémon book that’s just for kids.
“One of the challenges with Pokémon books is that they are very different to other children’s books and the only reason I wanted them to be Pokémon books was because it was something I really wanted to write.”
When I started teaching English I thought, ‘Well, I can do this, so why not write a Pokémon story?’
“She said she was inspired to create her own Pokémon book after seeing the enthusiasm of her students on the internet.”
Everyone had been asking about Pokémon for so long, and it was a real surprise when they started reading the books,” she recalled.”
In some ways, it’s very similar to the real thing and in some ways it’s quite different, but in some respects it’s just as exciting.
“Professor Kaia’s first book, The Adventures of Pokémon: A Fairy Tale, won the NSW State Libraries of Literature & Culture Award in 2013.
She said it was the first book she had written specifically for children and she was thrilled with the response to it.
Professor Kaias said the book was designed to be an engaging and engaging read for children who weren’t yet interested in Pokémon.
But the first chapter is very different from the rest of the book.”
You have a really different feel to it and the title, I mean, it could be Pokémon,” she explained.”
A lot of people don’t like the idea of Pokémon being in a book because it’s not a real Pokémon.
The second chapter, entitled Pokémon: The Adventures Continue, was released in 2017.”
And there’s really interesting stories that I wanted in it.”
The second chapter, entitled Pokémon: The Adventures Continue, was released in 2017.
Professor Kaeia said she decided to include the first part because it made the most sense.
“People were telling me I should have written a more straightforward book,” she admitted.
“What I didn’t realise is that if I had written a less straightforward book, the kids would be bored and wouldn’t want to read more.”
That’s the reason I did this part of the story.
“Professor Kaea said she started to write the second half of her book after she had a look at the first one.”
At the beginning of the second part, I started thinking about what the first and second parts of Pokémon should look like, and I realised I had a lot to say about Pokémon and the real Pokémon,” Professor Kaeas said.
Topics:books-literature,arts-and-entertainment,education,literature-literacy,education-facilities,schools,kids,australiaFirst posted February 10, 2020 15:37:48Contact Anna Kulkulä