Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Exploring Family and Place

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock is ". . . all about history and family stories." Her first book, The Canada Geese Quilt, is based on her grandmother, who made hundreds of quilts - some of which travel with Natalie to school presentations. In addition to over a dozen books already published, Natalie is at work on dozens more (56 different stories, to be exact).

Jenny Land, a teacher at St. Johnsbury Academy, has just published her first book The Spare Room. Like Natalie, she is an enthusiastic promoter of learning about history and building stories from it. Both authors have the particular gift of pulling students' imagination into exploring the past.

Jenny and Natalie covered a lot of ground at their Saturday morning talk at Bear Pond Books. We went from dinosaur bone wars to a bear as babysitter to a sheep who refuses to step in the mud. It's too much for a single post, so we've broken it into three:
While you're exploring information from our March 16th talk, don't forget to mark your calendars for April 6th at 11:00 AM when we'll be joined by Linda Urban with her brand new book The Center of Everything.  There will be doughnuts and discounts on books purchased that morning. We hope to see you there!

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