Young writer unveils box of delights in first novel

The Oxford Times: Nadir El-Hosny Nadir El-Hosny

MANY 10-year-old boys spend their spare time playing video games but Nadir El-Hosny prefers to write adventure novels.

The Rose Hill Primary School pupil has made his first foray into the literary world with Ancient Hunters: The Lost Treasure, which he wrote in two weeks and hopes to get it published.

He said: “I love reading adventure books so thought it would be a good idea to start writing them myself.

“I would like to be an author who writes children’s books.”

The story is about a character called John, who finds a box in his attic with a map pointing to a treasure chest in Egypt. He finds a way to travel there before hunting for the treasure.

Nadir, of Spencer Crescent, Rose Hill, was applauded by his teacher and fellow pupils when he brought his book into the classroom.

Now he plans to write a series of books and is planning the sequel, The Lost World.

He added: “I want to carry on making a lot of books.”

His mother Salma Sharriff, who has six children with her husband Ahmed El-Hosny, said she was proud of her son.

“I think he can write more because he seems to really like doing it,” she said. “It would be great if we could get it published.”

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