Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The “JFK” in JFK Elementary stands for…

…“just fine kids.” Not officially, but that’s how it seemed to me when I visited the West Babylon, New York, school on 5/14/10.

The school went full-tilt in terms of author visit prep. They may have set a school visit record for most presold books by yours truly. Here's a partial view:

The kids not only read some of them in advance, but also created often-elaborate and always-touching works of art about them.

Based on
Little Lightning (a novel about gnomes who develop the ability to control lightning):

I love this panorama; those butterflies play a crucial role in the plot:

Another class went in a different direction after reading Little Lightning:

(Jillbell is one of the gnomes in the book.)

Inspired by Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman:

Based on The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire:

Inspired by Vocabulary Cartoon of the Day:

Inspired by Detective Notebook: Ghost Hunting Handbook:

1 comment:

Joan Milligan said...

Hi Marc, Love your website! We all had a wonderful Author's Day. Thanks for spending the day with us. Joan Milligan JFK School