@KirbyLarson Outstanding #AuthorVisit #AukeBayElementary

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School Visit with Kirby Larson

“Kirby came to Auke Bay Elementary School and talked about DASH. She did an amazing job. She connected with the students right away. Her presentation was a wonderful pace and kept the students totally engaged. The second part of her presentation was about writing. She brainstormed with the students and then had them write a good-bye letter that connected with DASH. This was by far the BEST EVER author visit I have been involved in. Kirby is down to earth and very natural with children. I loved it as a teacher.” – JoAnn Jones

About Kirby Larson

Larson has a passion for historical fiction as evidenced by her Newbery Honor award-winning book, Hattie Big Sky and its sequel, Hattie Ever After (both Delacorte), as well as the WWII dog series for Scholastic which includes Duke, and Dash, winner of the Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Prize, and the forthcoming Liberty (fall 2016). Her newest book, Audacity Jones to the Rescue (Scholastic), was released in January, and has received starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly. With Mary Nethery, she has co-authored two award-winning nonfiction picture books: the ASPCA Henry Bergh Award winner Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival, and the New York Times bestselling Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle. Combined these two books have won over 30 state young readers choice awards. Kirby Larson lives in Kenmore, Washington. She blogs at http://www.kirbylarson.com/blog. More information is available at www.kirbylarson.com

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