I know of at least one devoted reader who licked the cover of The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic because she loved it so much. I don't necessarily recommend this method of literary appreciation (and I can't vouch for the taste), but those original hardcovers sure were beautiful. Did you know you can still buy them through the Rabbit Room online store? And I'll sign them too! Click here to purchase.
From treasure maps to fantastical creatures, from play dough poems to larger-than-life characters, Sleeping Giant classes and workshops aim to stretch kids' imaginations and show them how fun writing can be! It is a privilege for me to teach on Wednesday afternoons in the beautiful and inspiring Story Room at the Brentwood Library in Brentwood, Tennessee. I have two classes coming up this winter and spring: "What If?" and "Stories of Magic & Wonder." Registration for "What If?" begins February 1 on the Brentwood Library website. Click here for more details.
Everyone has an imagination—it is the source of inventions, scientific discoveries, great art and music and stories, fear as well as hope—and one of the most important questions our imagination asks is “What if?" In this 6-week online class, we will charge head-first into the great mystery of writing: Where do ideas come from? As we leap from tall tales to fables, dabble in the past and the future, and collect real-life anecdotes filled with drama and laughter, kids will learn that stories are everywhere around them—in the most fantastical reaches of their imagination, in the people they meet, and in the everyday experiences of their own lives.
"What If?" begins February 1. Click here for more information.