Chiara's Cool Coast

where the coast meets the sea of knowledge

July 18, 2017
by chiara2014

BtN “Harry Potter”

Red is Facts

Green is a Questions

Blue is insight

Black is Summary

This video was about the 20th anniversary for the publishing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and how many people love the series.

The fact that the first Harry Potter book has sold more than 500 million copies worldwide isn’t really surprising for me personally considering it’s now it’s the bestselling book series of all time. I really enjoyed reading Harry Potter but I didn’t realize so many other people did too!

It has been translated into 73 different languages which seems like would be it a lot of different languages to try and translate it into. Let alone translating all 76,944 words that are in only the first book!

Finally, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s (or Sorcerer’s as it is called in America) Stone came out in 1997.  Which is 20 years ago.

Something very interesting is that the same day and month that the first Harry Potter book was published is my birthday!

Something I’m wondering is did and if so how much did the story change when it was translated into so many languages?

I also wonder how many copies Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (my favorite book!) have been made/sold since it was released?

July 18, 2017
by chiara2014

100wc #1 “Freedom”

My goal was to include a short poem about the prompt.


I went to my room, the old drawer was stiff and hard to open but I managed. Things from Nan The box was labeled. I picked up and read an old poem she wrote.



Around and around it seems my life goes,

In a carnival being sat on, oh my poor nose!

Surely this torture may finally end,

My rusty spine of course my friend.

Freedom won’t come to me,

For freedom is where I’m meant to be.

How very dare anyone else decides to sit,

Freedom! Freedom! Will be the end of it!

That poem was the last ever heard of Nan, my favorite carousel horse…

April 20, 2017
by chiara2014
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100wc #3 “The Abyss with an End”

“I look what I made, don’t try it but it’s something incredible, truly spectacular! The one, the only-“

“Yeah, yeah it’s a wall you can walk through and come out the other end. It has NO USE!” I declared, sick of it. I stormed through the dumb wall, hoping to get a gasp from the crowd but my ears were filled. With my own scream. THUD. I fell on to a hard, cold, floor and I sulked some more. The silence was killing me, “Will someone say something, anyone?” I waited for my echo to come back to me but it didn’t. “Yes I will speak, me, myself and I.” 

My goal was to show one of my characters had a strong and important voice in the story to make it more interesting.

February 13, 2017
by chiara2014

Letter to Ant


Dear Ant,

I’m Chiara and I’m 11 turning 12 in June (the same day as Jake). My favourite subject at school is science by far. I absolutely adore it, so much so every night I get (force) my dad, who used to be a scientist, to tell me something he knows. Which explains why I was SO happy last year when I got a high distinction in the UNSW competition. I am looking forward to the term 4 integrated topic that involves robots and science- my two favourite subjects ever.


I’m looking forwards to learning lots in your class this year. I didn’t do much in the holidays but an interesting thing I did do over the holiday was that we flew up and back to Newcastle to see my mum’s cousins and my second cousins (I think but I’m not sure what they would be called) in one day. My second cousins are younger than me and they are both really cute. We went rock pooling with them (which was amazing) and we also went to a salt water pool at the beach except my sister and I had to stay in the toddler pool with them because they couldn’t swim. That was until we spotted a floater in the pool we ran out screaming! Apart from that, I loved every minute of my experiences in Newcastle.


I am very excited for two things at the moment camp and our holiday to Japan. I can’t wait for either of them! At camp, I am most excited about going rock pooling because I enjoyed it a lot in Newcastle. I am a bit hesitant about snorkelling even though I have done it before.  

This year I would like to be a lot more organised in general but especially with my belongings. I would also like to learn more about percentages.


I hope you enjoyed reading about me,




June 19, 2016
by chiara2014

100wc #22 “Unlucky”

genre: saddness

“Some people say I’m weird. I don’t get, there is nothing wrong with me. Some people say it’s what I’ve eaten or that I have an airplane. In fact those meanies say it’s because I have a violin and even because I like the color yellow! But that’s all wrong, there’s something that they don’t know and I bet neither do you. It’s just so upsetting to know that people think I’m bad.” Tears swept across her face hoping that one day someone will understand the girl with red hair…

My goal this week is to write a story that isn’t happy or funny because I think there should happy and sad stories.

Click here to hear me read my story!


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