Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kyle Mewburn visit

 Lawrence Area School were lucky enough to have award winning NZ author Kyle Mewburn, from Millers Flat, come and speak to our junior school about his books and how he became an author.  He shared many of his published books and even gave the library a copy of his latest chapter book, the 3rd in the dinosaur series.  We are the first school to have this book as it isn't even on sale yet!
After speaking to the junior school Kyle then had a workshop with nine of our gifted writers, which included three Room 4 students.
Spot Mrs May filming Kyle's every word!

 Kyle had us all in fits of laughter as he spoke about his early school days and his writing - he was very funny!

Kyle shared lots of his published books with us, including his first ever published work

 Kiss, Kiss, Yuck, Yuck is his best-selling picture book.
He has sold over 30,000 copies of this book!

Kyle had to re-write The Stubborn Little Pony 14 times before it was accepted to be published!

Kyle read us his latest picture book titled 'Moon Cow'.
He is hoping that it will make it into the finals of the next NZ Post Book awards.

Kyle's favourite book from school, which prompted him to become a writer is The Phantom Tollbooth
Members of the Crafty Crew, writers extension group (including Mac, Jess and Rylee from Room 4) who got to meet Kyle and talk to him about his writing.
To find out more interesting facts about Kyle Mewburn and his writing check out The Crafty Crew's blog at:

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