Author Jon Scieszka to visit Houston this Sunday

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February 21, 2013 by witshouston

Jon SJon Scieszka is the bestselling author of more than 25 books for kids which have sold more than 11 million copies worldwide. His major works include The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid TalesMath Curse; and the Time Warp Trio series. His first picture book, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! By A. Wolf, sold 3 million copies and was translated into 14 languages. In 2008, Scieszka was named the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, an honor established to recognize substantial contributions to children’s literature.

WITS Writer, Thomas Calder, regularly uses the work of Jon Scieszka in the classroom. When asked why he looks to Scieszka’s books as mentor texts, Thomas writes, “what I love about Scieszka’s work is that it illustrates perspective and point of view. The story turns the traditional tale of the three pigs upside down and really shows young writers how the choice of who the narrator is, impacts how the story is told.”

ThreeLittlePigsAs a part of Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People, Jon Scieszka will talk about his work and take questions from the audience. The presentation will be followed by a book sale and signing, giving families a chance to visit with the author.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Johnston Middle School (10410 Manhattan Drive)

3:00 pm (doors open 2:30 pm)

FREE Admission


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