School Assembly at St. Helena Primary School

We spent the day, Wednesday, March 13th 2013, at St. Helena Primary School talking with the students about how we came up with the idea to write our children’s book (while walking on Main St. in Saint Helena), as well as the process to have a book published.

It was a little nerve racking to tell our story to such a large audience for the first time, especially since the day before we came, the students were treated to an assembly given by Francis Ford Coppola.

We then projected the book onto a big screen and read the book to the kids. They had a great time seeing the brightly colored illustrations blown up so large, and hearing us read the book. At the end of the assembly they got to ask their own questions.

After the assembly we did four workshops, each of the second grade classes, that consisted of brainstorming sessions for them to write their own adventure book. The children came up with some great stories, and we are excited to someday see their finished books.

We finished the day signing books for all the children that had pre-ordered books! We have to thank Lisa Montelli and Principal Hoskins for hosting us, and all the teachers for a wonderful time.

Read Principal Hoskin’s article about Maggie and Maddy Children’s Books trip to St. Helena Primary School.