Well, the awesome is happening. Our fourth and fifth graders will be skyping with Barbara O'Connor. The Barbara O'Connor. The author of so many fabulous books including: How to Steal A Dog, Greetings from Nowhere, and The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis.
Our upper-grade students are reading twelve titles nominated for a Young Readers Award. One of the titles is O'Connor's The Amazing Secret of Owen Jester.
I told the librarian about the possibility of trying to arrange a Skype visit with O'Connor. We agreed that it was short notice, her schedule was probably jam-packed, it was totally unrealistic but….wouldn't it be cool?
And, wow. Barbara O'Connor responded within days. She is graciously squeezing us in. The librarian and I jumped up and down. There is a waiting list for Owen Jester.
We can't wait!