Monday, November 23, 2009

Who is Finn Reeder?

Wearable Art Workshop a Stunning Success!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Coupling Nut Chokers
Duct Tape Wristbands

Guitar Pick Necklaces

Charm Bracelet

S-Hook Bracelet

Twelve teens and 'tweens worked (and played) diligently to create the wearable art featured above. Doughnuts and cider rounded out the event. In February, a similar event for younger children will be run by these artists! Watch here for details.

New H1N1 Children’s Book Available as Free Download

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Nov. 17, 2009 – Educators, parents, and book lovers can get a free, exclusive look at a brand-new middle grade novel, Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter . Last week, Stone Arch Books, a children's fiction publisher, has made the book available as a free download on its website . The book will be released in hardcover as part of Stone Arch’s spring 2010 collection in January.

In Finn Reeder, Flu Fighter , 13-year old Finn is assigned to keep a journal for his English class. Little does he know that his journal will turn into a record of a major flu pandemic. Somehow, he survives infection, and as his school population dwindles, Finn faces down the school bully, draws comics, catches the principal ordering pizza, endures a string of bizarre substitute teachers, and even manages to study once in a while. By the time the month is over, he’s made it through the epidemic, gotten vaccinated, played the world’s strangest game of solo dodge ball, and – if he plays his cards right -- might even have found himself a girlfriend.

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