April 1, 2017 - Young Author's Conference 
at the Frankford School 
9:00am - 12:00pm


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 Internationally acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino presents a powerful picture book that celebrates storytelling—from the past to the present and beyond.

From cave drawings to the invention of the printing press to our digital age, discover how a story has been told in many different ways from the past to today. It’s always been around, making us happy, sad, excited, or scared and bringing people together. With simple text and delightful illustrations, Dan Yaccarino reminds us of the power of story (Amazon.com).


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About Dan Yaccarino

10 Best TED talks about Storytelling

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Read this delightful fairy tale about the gift of a good story!

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An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor.

At seven minutes past midnight, thirteen-year-old Conor wakes to find a monster outside his bedroom window. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting-- he's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he's had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments. The monster in his backyard is different. It's ancient. And wild. And it wants something from Conor. Something terrible and dangerous. It wants the truth. From the final idea of award-winning author Siobhan Dowd-- whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself-- Patrick Ness has spun a haunting and darkly funny novel of mischief, loss, and monsters both real and imagined (Amazon.com).


Walker Books Discussion Guide

Candlewick Press Discussion Guide

New York Times Book Review

Shmoop: Intro, Summary, Themes, Characters, Questions, Best of the Web

Patrick Ness's Website

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