Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jack Gantos

A Day with Authors at the University of Maine

Jack Gantos is a fantastic speaker and writer. My stomach ached from laughing so hard at all his wit and honesty. I just started reading his memoir a Hole In My Life.

Thank you Jack!

The one and only Katie Wood Ray. Amazing!

Lester Laminack is a gem from the south.

If I Built a House

Jack is back. This time he reveals his plans for, if he built a house. Here in Maine (and probably the state you live in too) we love Chris Van Dusen. The photos below are homes that 4th and 5th graders built in preparation for an author visit from Chris. They used cardboard and various found objects. Also visit THIS PREVIOUS BLOG POST for more information on Chris Van Dusen and his book The Circus Ship.