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My friend, author and illustrator Craig McFarland Brown will be in 
Iowa for a week's residency in schools in late March and early April. 
That week is filled, but he'd be available during the week of March 
24-28, 2008 for any day/s that a school might want to invite him.

He is offering one day/three presentations for a discounted 
honorarium $350.00 and NO expenses.  He relates very well to readers 
of all ages and shares much about the process of writing and creating 

He is the author/illustrator of The Patchwork Farmer (a long-time 
favorite of mine) and a more recent title  Barn Raising (a book set 
in the Kalona area).  Right now he is working on a new title to be 
published by Charlesbridge.  Letting your students get in on the 
ground floor with a book that they can anticipate in the future is 
always a great motivator.  I'm sure Craig will talk about his 
research for his book that will talk of the Havasupai Indians who 
have lived at the base of the Grand Canyon and who still get their US 
Mail via pack mules.

Anyway - -if you are interested in inviting Craig to your school 
during he week of March 24-28, 2008 contact him at or contact me and I'll put you in contact 
with him by phone.

Website --

Sharron L. McElmeel

McBookwords (a literacy organization)

Instructor - University of Wisconsin-Stout
Children's Literature in the Reading Program
Young Adult Literature in the Reading Program

3000 N Center Point Rd
Cedar Rapids, IA 52411-9548

ph. (319) 393-2562
fax (319) 393-4749

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