The key to making the book successful, however, is that it actually has a well-developed, original storyline that unifies all of the elements. De Palma knows that children are capable of understanding complex stories even at a young age.
The Team behind OVER IN THE WOODLAND A MYTHOLOGICAL COUNTING JOURNEY opens up to Mr. Alex about the creative process and the pedagogical purposes behind the book. This time we focus on the Illustrations!
A gentle book that slowly introduces the concept of death, Dance like a Leaf, tells the story of a young girl who shares many Autumn traditions with her grandmother. As her grandmother’s health deteriorates, the young girl begins to lead, rather than follow. Until ultimately, she carries-on the traditions with only her grandmother’s spirit by her side.
The Team behind OVER IN THE WOODLAND A MYTHOLOGICAL COUNTING JOURNEY opens up to Mr. Alex about the creative process and the pedagogical purposes behind the book.
In this second part of a two-part interview, Balcárcel opens up to Mr. Alex about the process behind her debut Middle Grade Novel! THIS INTERVIEW HAS MANY MANY MANY SPOILERS FOR THE NOVEL! Plus, it’s an up close and personal look at the author.
I’m the guy with the kid who bounces off the walls–the four-year-old, who you are already thinking about. You think: Is he going to keep his mask on? Will he sit still? Is he going to practice safe social distancing? [I laughed out loud when I typed that last sentence. We all know the answer to that one. No.] You think.
Rebecca Balcárcel opens up to Mr. Alex about her debut Middle Grade Novel, THE OTHER HALF OF HAPPY, in the first of a two part YouTube interview.
Around the world, parents and caregivers are struggling with in person vs. virtual learning models that are being put in place due to the Covid-19
Thanks to Frances Perkins – Fighter for Workers’ Rights, provides a brief overview of a life of activism and service that was influenced by perhaps the greatest tragedy in labor’s history: The Triangle Waist Company Fire, where 146 people, mostly teenage girls lost their lives to a fire because they were locked-in while working.