Visiting Author for Schools: Story Pirates

Story Pirates present Stuck in the Stone Age!

DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Flexible dates. (PLEASE INDICATE YOUR DATE & TIME PREFERENCES.)

PLEASE NOTE: The publsher is requiring a 40 book minimum purchase.

AUTHOR
Story Pirates present Stuck in the Stone Age!

ABOUT THE STORY PIRATES

The Story Pirates are a nationally respected media and education organization founded in 2004 to celebrate the words, ideas, and stories of young people. Their motto: "Changing kids' lives, one story at a time." They've been featured on NBC Nightly News, TODAY, and Sesame Street, and are endorsed by Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, John Oliver, and more.

Geoff Rodkey is the New York Times bestselling writer of the Tapper Twins and Chronicles of Egg books, as well as the hit films Daddy Day Care and RV. He lives and works in New York City. Hatem Aly is an Egyptian-born illustrator whose work has been featured on television and in multiple publications worldwide. He currently lives in New Brunswick, Canada, with his wife, son, and more pets than people. Vince Boberski writes short stories and funny songs, plays saxophone in his school band, and likes to play basketball, and his favorite Grizzlies player is Mike Conley. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with his mom and dad, a little sister who sometimes gets on his nerves, and two dogs named Daisy and Lucy who don't.

ABOUT THE BOOKStuck in the Stone Age (Story Pirates Present #1)

The famous Story Pirates finally have their own book series! Each unique installment will have two parts.

PART 1, THE STORY: Inspired by the idea of a real kid, written by a New York Times bestselling author, with funny sidebars by Story Pirate Captain Rolo, and page numbers to reference for more information.

PART 2, THE STORY CREATION ZONE: Rolo introduces readers to a part of the creative writing process to inspire them to create their own work. Kids will love flipping back and forth between the two sections as Rolo cleverly educates kids about writing. Complete with an introduction by the real kid and illustrations by Hatem Aly, who drew the pictures for a Newbery-Honor winning book, this is a unique series that only the Story Pirates could have dreamed. 

Tom Edison (no, not that Tom Edison) is a hopeful janitor who dreams of becoming a scientist--and Dr. Morice is a shy scientist who dreams of making friends. When an accident at the lab sends them back in time to the stone age, Tom and Dr. Morice must work together to face down cavemen, saber-tooth tigers, and other B.C. hazards, with only one problem: Tom isn't very good at science, and Dr. Morice isn't very good with people. A laugh-out-loud time-travel adventure, Stuck in the Stone Age is the first in a series of novels that double as an introduction to the basics of creative writing. With the help of Story Pirate Captain Rolo Vincent and the Story Creation Zone, kids can use this kid-generated sci-fi comedy as inspiration to create their OWN great stories.

LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
30 minutes. The Story Creation Zone assembly has three parts: 

1. We start by introducing our new book, Stuck in the Stone Age, which was inspired by an idea from an 11-year old named Vince. Using hilarious reenactments and readings, our Story Pirate moderator illustrates how NY Times bestselling author Geoff Rodkey turned Vince’s idea into a whole book! 

2. Now it’s time for the audience to contribute their own ideas! Our Story Pirate moderator teaches character creation by bringing several unique characters hilariously to life on stage, all based on suggestions from kids in the audience. 

3. Finally, our Story Pirate moderator teaches elements of story structure and narrative voice by leading the audience in creating their own story, right there on the spot. 

By the time they leave the Story Creation Zone, kids will be inspired to write their own stories with a newfound confidence in the power of their imagination. 

SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary School; grades 2-6

DESIRED # OF STUDENTS
Minimum of 200 students.

AV NEEDS
One microphone, preferably a wireless handheld. A smartboard or other projector is recommended as well. And a bottle of water.

HASHTAGS/SOCIAL MEDIA
#storypirates, #stuckinthestoneage, #rodalekids, #tatteredcover


ORDER FORMS
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. 

ONLINE ORDERING LINK
Link to share with students and their families to order this book: www.tatteredcover.com/book-list-kim-tomsic Please make sure anyone ordering online includes the name of your school in the Notes section of the order and if they'd like to pick up the book from you at the school. Please DO NOT give a book to someone who says they ordered online unless they have the printed confirmation. PLEASE KEEP THIS! You'll need to include these confirmations when returning the leftover books so you won't be charged for them! If they do ask you for a book without a confirmation, just email us the name of the student and parent's name and we can check. DEADLINE: Online orders with SCHOOL PICK UP will only be available for one week after the school visit. Orders placed after that time will need to be picked up at one of our locations, or shipped.

The Story Pirates Present: Stuck in the Stone Age Cover Image
By Geoff Rodkey, Hatem Aly (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9781635650891
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rodale Kids - March 6th, 2018