Guest post by Lower School Librarian Faith Ward: Recently the Fourth Grade visited with Philadelphia-based artist and author, Greg Pizzoli, via Skype. In preparation for the visit, they read his book Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower and learned about his other books and design projects. They submitted questions to ask about his inspiration for making the book Tricky Vic.
Watch snippets of their conversation in this brief video. During the 45-minute session, students were able to ask questions about the author’s education, plans for future projects, and his advice for aspiring authors. Pizzoli also shared his process for creating books and showed the students images from his new book, The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett, and Lost City in the Amazon, which will be published in June 2017. Modest about his success, the author also talked to the students about his experience being recognized by the American Library Association for his work. Good Night Owl was awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award for 2017 and his earlier book, The Watermelon Seed, was the winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award.
Students are looking forward to Pizzoli’s new book for their summer reading!