Author: Chevy Chase, MD
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Website: www.lauragehl.com
Books: One Big Pair of Underwear, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld (Mathical Prize; Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title; International Literacy Association Honor Book)

And Then Another Sheep Turned Up, illustrated by Amy Adele (PJ Library selection)

Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel, illustrated by Sarah Goodreau (PJ Library selection)

Peep and Egg: I’m Not Hatching, illustrated by Joyce Wan

Peep and Egg: I’m Not Trick or Treating, illustrated by Joyce Wan
Fee: Single 30-minute Presentation: $300
Additional Presentations at same location on same day: $100/each
(Maximum five 30-minute presentations/day)

Single 45-minute presentation: $350
Additional 45-minute presentations at same location on same day: $150/each
(Maximum four 45-minute presentations/day)

Travel fees apply out of DC/MD/VA metro area

Full day fee for out-of-state schools, not including travel expenses: $1000
(includes up to five 30-minute presentations)
Availability: Preschool through grade 6

Possible presentations include When Writing Meets Math; Using Fables and Fairytales to Jumpstart the Creative Process; How Picture Books Are Born; Adventures in Science Writing; and It’s Perfect!  Now Fix It! (about the revision process).

I am happy to work with teachers, librarians, and conference organizers to develop a program that fits your needs.

Possible add-ons include arranging a writing contest for elementary age students in advance of my visit, with a brown-bag author lunch for the winners on the visit day, and craft activities for preschoolers.
Features: As a former drama teacher, magazine editor, and science writer, I make sure all of my presentations are fun and interactive as well as educational.  I use writing games, drawing games, theater games, and silly props to get kids thinking, participating…and laughing.

 

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