Author Michelle Knudsen visited Tuscan School on Friday, June 10, 2016 and spoke to kindergarten through grade three about her books and the writing process. The event was sponsored by the Tuscan PTA. For kindergarten through grade three students, she read her book, Marilyn’s Monster, and also projected the pages of the book on a screen. She also explained the writing process to students and answered questions from the audience.
Michelle Knudsen is the author of over forty books for children and young adults. Her most famous book is Library Lion. Ms. Knudsen let students in on a little known fact about this book. Many people think that the book is set at the New York Public Library but in fact the illustrator based the pictures on a library in Maine. She told students that this book was meant to be about all libraries - not one in particular.
Many students took the opportunity to purchase books from Words Bookstore in Maplewood in advance and Ms. Knudsen signed their books. Overall, students benefitted greatly by meeting Ms. Knudsen and her visit will surely be a fond memory for students at Tuscan School.
Pictured above, from left to right: Amy Popp, Tuscan Library Media Specialist and author Michelle Knudsen.