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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What a treat.

Ah, the marvels of technology. I'm in sunny Florida. They're in snowy Maine.
Skyping really is such fun.
Just talked to a big group of 4th and 5th graders, an afterschool Book Club.
This is such a treat for a former librarian. 
They had some amazing, unusual questions about GLORY BE.

For example:

Which character is most like me?

Which character do I like the best?
Where'd I get my characters' names? Did any of them change over the editing?
(I'm telling you, these kids are smart!)

Will I always write historical fiction or do I plan to try another genre?
(Wish I knew the answer.)

 Who's my favorite writer?
They knew them all!  Cynthia Lord, Barbara O'Connor, Katherine Paterson- (I had to stop somewhere...)

So I asked that questioner who her favorite writer was. She thought a minute, then answered "Sharon Creech." When I told her I'd recently read The Great Unexpected, she said "Love that Dog was the first chapter book I ever read."

Isn't it amazing what kids remember about books?

Great great school librarians= enthusiastic readers.
Such fun sharing.

(I'm trying now to remember the first chapter book I ever read. I doubt it was as fun or as distinguished as Love That Dog. Who remembers the first book you ever read, all on your own, not an easy reader?)


Carol Baldwin said...

Lovely post. Great class and questions!

PragmaticMom said...

What fun! I'm glad you are having such a great time touring!

Anonymous said...

I was part of that class!

Augusta Scattergood said...

Skype could be one of my favorite parts about writing a book!