Terrific Connections with Authors, Illustrators, and Storytellers

Terrific Connections with Authors, Illustrators, and Storytellers

Real Space and Virtual Links

By Toni Buzzeo; Jane Kurtz

Libraries Unlimited, Paperback, 9781563087448, 200pp.

Publication Date: September 2000


Exciting, productive connections with authors, illustrators, and storytellers are at your fingertips with this resource. Unlike other author visit guides, this book goes beyond nuts-and-bolts planning to how to create the best possible encounters between students and authors. Successful visits in real space and in cyberspace are described, giving you specific ideas of the many ways to connect with and create meaningful links between bookpeople and children. Choosing the right guest, guidelines for successful visits, making curriculum connections, using e-mail to connect with bookpeople, live chats in virtual space, taking advantage of ITB and satellite technology, and using such props as realia and curriculum guides are some of the topics covered. Lists of author/illustrator web pages and managed Internet sites for author interaction are included.

About the Author
Toni Buzzeo is the author of such books as "No T. Rex in the Library", illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, "Dawdle Duckling, "illustrated by Margaret Spengler and "The Sea Chest, "illustrated by Mary GrandPre. She has previously collaborated with Sachiko Yoshikawa on "Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything". Toni lives in Maine, and you can visit her online at www.tonibuzzeo.com.

Jane Kurtz is a highly acclaimed author of books for young readers. Her picture books include "Fire on the Mountain, " an honor book for the Marion Vannett Ridgeway Award, and "River Friendly, River Wild, " winner of the Golden Kite Award for picture book text. Christopher Kurtz previously collaborated with his sister, Jane, on "Only a Pigeon, " which won a Parents' Choice Gold Award and an African Studies Association Award. Jane and Christopher spent part of their childhoods in a remote village in Ethiopia. Christopher returned to Ethiopia to teach as an adult and spent many hours with monkeys at the Awash National Park. Jane visited the water hole at Treetops, Kenya, while working on this story. Jane Kurtz lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Christopher Kurtz lives in Portland, Oregon.