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Back to School


Hello Everyone:

I have been enormously busy in recent weeks and this is one of several reasons why: multiple school visits (virtual).

We had a wonderful time visiting with the students and staff of an elementary school recently.

We read the Myrtle the Purple Turtle books to the students, answered their questions and posed some of our own. They impressed us with their intelligence and eloquence.

Lauren and I received this heartwarming response from the school principal, Mrs. Richard:

May be an image of text that says '" My students and staff adored your presentation today. They loved being able to interact with live authors. overheard a student in the hall say to his Gr.3 classmate, "Do you realize that was a once in a lifetime opportunity." I can't thank you enough. PRINCIPAL ST. JOHN PAUL Il CATHOLIC SCHOOL'

It’s always so good to meet our readers and talk with them! Thank you, Mrs. Richard.

23 thoughts on “Back to School”

  1. Having read the Myrtle books myself
    I can imagine that the children really enjoyed the virtual visits

    Well done to you and Lauren

  2. I love the words of the grade 3 student. I am sure you have inspired that student in particular to do great things in the future!

  3. What fun! I just love the third grader’s “once in a lifetime opportunity” comment. I think it’s so important for children to understand that books don’t just materialize out of the ether onto library shelves. They’re written by real people.

    1. Good point, Liz. In the case of this school, we visited with every class (smallish school) and once we realized the age groups, we planned our comments and questions accordingly. The older students were interested in the process of writing and publishing and we got some great questions there too.

  4. How wonderful! I’m glad you’re having such great experiences with our “new” way of doing school visits. Who knows? By the fall, you may be on the road again!! And they will love you giving them a “once in a lifetime experience” then, too!

  5. In a world where the news saddens me on a daily basis, your book and the message it brings has truly been a ray of light, Cynthia. I’m so glad you continue to spread that light! Blesses us all:).

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