Saturday, August 23, 2014
Last night we went to hear Jack Gantos speak at the library. He's a Newbery-winning author who has written a lot of books, including the Rotten Ralph books, which were a favorite with my kids--especially with Jack.
He was a great speaker!
This is his childhood bedroom, which, he pointed out, looked like it belonged to a 90 year old nun.
We writes every day at the public library. (These are the doors.)
He talked a bit about the process he goes through when writing a book and even showed some of his notebooks.
He also showed how he goes about setting up a picture book.
During the Q & A time, Jack asked about his next book.
We got a pretty good spot in line to have our books signed. Jack had his old copy of Rotten Ralph and he got a special cat drawing in it.
Alice wasn't too sure about getting very close.
I think she enjoyed it, though. We've already read all the Rotten Ralph books we brought home today!