Visiting Author for Schools: Lin Oliver
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Monday, September 19 (Lin will be visiting two schools; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.)
ABOUT LIN OLIVER
Lin Oliver is the New York Times best-selling author of more than thirty books for young readers. She is also a film and television producer, having created shows for Nickelodeon, PBS, Disney Channel, and Fox. The co-founder and executive director of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, she loves to hang out with children's book creators. Lin lives in Los Angeles, in the shadow of the Hollywood sign, but when she travels, she visits the great paintings of the world and imagines what it would be like to be inside the painting so you might say she carries her own Fantastic Frame with her! Visit Lin at www.linoliver.com.
Lin will be promoting two books from her Fantastic Frame seies:
ABOUT DANGER! TIGER CROSSING
From the Fantastic Frame series comes Danger! Tiger Crossing. This thrilling chapter book series will immediately suck readers in with its combination of fast-paced adventure and full-color art. When ten-year-old Tiger Brooks and his family move into a new home, he sees some strange things at the house next door like a talking pig in a top hat When he and his neighbor, Luna Lopez, investigate, they discover a reclusive old woman and her magical golden frame, through which they can enter the world's greatest paintings. In this book, Tiger and Luna get pulled into the painting "Surprised "or "Tiger in a Tropical Storm" by Henri Rousseau. But they must escape the jungle adventure before time runs out, otherwise they'll be trapped in the painting forever.
ABOUT SPLAT! ANOTHER MESSY SUNDAY
From the Fantastic Frame series comes Splat! Another Messy Sunday. The second book of this thrilling chapter book series will immediately suck readers in with its combination of a fast-paced adventure and full-color art this time in the style of pointillism. Tiger and Luna return to the fantastic frame, and this time they enter the famous dotted world of Georges Seurat's painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte." After arriving on the shore of the pleasant scene, they dash through Paris, get captured by police, and encounter one misadventure after another. And of course, Tiger and Luna must return to the real world to avoid getting trapped in the painting before time runs out.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Lin will talk briefly, then read from a selection from Danger! Tiger Crossing. Presentations can be tailored for between 30-45 minutes.
DESIRED SCHOOL TYPE & APPROPRIATE GRADES
Elementary school; grades 2-4
Lin will need a laptop, projector, a screen, and either a handheld mic or lavelier mic. (The publisher will email the PowerPoint directly to the school.)
DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT PRESENTATION
The more the better!
Tattered Cover will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.