Philip Pullman answers fans' questions
Philip Pullman, the much-loved and acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, delighted fans everywhere by taking part in a masterclass Q&A session, live on Twitter.
The masterclass, which took place on 19 March, offered children the chance to ask their favourite writer some interesting and unusual questions over the social networking site.
It was set up by BBC Wales after the author took part in their Wales' Great Welsh Writers programme on BBC One.
Pullman answered many queries from his fans throughout the session, such as: "31 or 13? Which is the best age to be?" which came from School Reporters at Bartley Green School in Birmingham.
Phillip replied with an answer likely to please teenagers: "31, because teachers can't tell you what to do any more and you can go to bed whenever you like!"
Students from Redwood School in Rochdale asked the writer: "What is your favourite place to visit in the whole world?" to which Phillip replied: "Venice."
One of the more unusual questions that was put to Phillip during the session came from 12-year-old Elmarie, who asked: "If you could eat ice cream on the moon, who would you go with and why?"
His answer was simple: "Someone who'd been there before, and who knew how to deal with low gravity!"