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:
It’s always so good to meet our readers and talk with them! Thank you, Mrs. Richard.
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What a heartwarming compliment!
Wonderful! Love the student’s comment.
Aww — now, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it — not just a story read, but an engaging-with!
What a treat! For everyone.
Congratulations to you and Lauren on such a warm, heartfelt response from the students and principal! Myrtle is busy doing good things!
A wonderful experience for you and response from principal and student
Having read the Myrtle books myself
I can imagine that the children really enjoyed the virtual visits
Well done to you and Lauren
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!
How lovely! Something that child will remember for years to come! A wonderful compliment to you and Lauren 😊
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.
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.
My children were fortunate enough to meet several authors at a young age. It really makes an impression on them. And I also have a blog friend that is an author!
How wonderful that you and Lauren have been able to share this with students and young readers across the globe. I hope you are having fun and touching lives Cynthia.
And I would bet that some of those children thought, “I would like to be an author someday. I think I can…” 🙂 –Curt
You made the happiness of the pupils, Cynthia !
It was a happy visit for us too. Merci, Michel!
That’s great, it must have been a wonderful experience for you and the pupils.
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!
That’s awesome. It must be almost easier than going in person in some ways. 🧡🙂
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:).
This is so nice, Cynthia.