Visiting Authors for Schools Jennifer Holland
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Wednesday, October 5 (Jennifer will be visiting two schools; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.)
ABOUT JENNIFER HOLLAND
Jennifer S. Holland is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom, Unlikely Loves: 43 True Heartwarming Stories from the Animal Kingdom, and Unlikely Heroes: 37 Inspiring Stories of Courage and Heart from the Animal Kingdom. She has written for National Geographic, Destination Discovery, and The Discovery Channel Online, specializing in science and natural history. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, two dogs, and dozens of snakes and geckos. Visit her online at www.cuttlefishprose.com.
ABOUT UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS: DOGS
In her beloved New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes, Jennifer Holland revealed the surprising emotional bonds that exist between animals of different species. Now comes a heartwarming and inspirational book for the tens of millions of dog owners and dog lovers. Unlikely Friendships: Dogs brings together twenty-seven new stories of canine kindness and courage, plus a handful of classic tales involving dogs from Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes.
Meet Rex, a Belgian Malinois who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. Popeye the Mastiff, who ran into a burning stable and saved seventeen terrified horses by nibbling at their hooves. And a pit bull named Dolly, whose antics with her best friend, Sheldon the tortoise, include games of tag. (Yes, picture a tortoise running after a dog!) Enhanced with beautiful full-color photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, and remarkable bravery are more than a lovely tribute; they are proof that dogs are every creature’s best friend.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Jennifer speaks for about 30 minutes, then does Q&A. Jennifer focuses on animal bonds and how they can serve as an example to kids of how to treat one another. She also touches on how she came to write about animals and how kids can go about doing the same when they grow up.
DESIRED SCHOOL TYPE & APPROPRIATE GRADES
Elementary school; grades 2-5
Jennifer will need a projector, a screen, and a mic.
DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT PRESENTATION
Jennifer likes to speak to groups as large as 250 students (and would be okay with more.)
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.