Friday, January 20, 2012

Author and illustration presentation day

Reading is a door into imagination! I Spent the day at Summersville Middle School in West Virginia. After a 2 hour drive through the snow covered mountains, the highway finally cleared just as the sun was rising. The yellowish pink winter sunrise welcomed me to a start of a new day. I arrived early in Summersville around 7:30am I had to be there at 8:30 so I had plenty of time for breakfast at  McDonalds. The people in Summersville where so polite and kind, with a hello, a smile, and a how do you do. Southern hospitality. It was a good start to a great day. When I arrived  everyone at the school was also so nice.They escorted  me to the right room. As i followed a nice young boy through the maze like halls enjoying the paper dolls and other works  of art that where taped to the walls. The boy was telling me about this teacher here is so and so, and thats so and so, she is a good teacher i like her. And then i met Barbra and her class. Everything was great. after we whent to the hall and we had our presentations. Anna Egan Smucker was there reading and talking about her books and how she writes them. I learned alot from her and i'm sure the kids did too. Then it was my turn and the kids listen very well and asked such great questions. i signed a lot of books and hope to return to see my new friends some day.

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