schoolers, so I confess to having a steep adjustment curve to their attention spans and concentration levels. (And my feet are pretty tired by the time I get home each afternoon - it’s been twelve years since I taught full time!) That said, both groups are doing some really fun work. So far the younger kids have painted scenes inspired by Rousseau’s jungles and made collages inspired by Matisse. The middle school printmakers have made collagraphs using glue and string, and have done several rubber block prints. I’ll treat you to some of the masterpieces of printmaking at the end of the week.
In the meantime, I wish to direct you to a great review of The Extraordinary Book of Doors on Charlotte’s Library, a fabulous blog focussing on middle grade speculative fiction. I’m so grateful that Charlotte read Doors, and so pleased that she enjoyed it.
And finally, while I’m making announcements, Goodreads has recently launched a feature called “Ask the Author.” I’ve answered one question so far, but would love to start more conversations, so please go to Goodreads and ask me some questions!
[Picture: Three magical keys, illustration from The Extraordinary Book of Doors by AEGN, 2013.]