Newsletter, April 2001

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This month we are shamelessly self-promoting.
We are thrilled to announce the publication of Carol Hurst's first two books for children.

Through the Lock
Historical Novel
"Part historical fiction, part survival adventure, this story will grab readers from the first page. Etta and Walter's terse conversations, anguished and funny, are the best part of the book, and the history is fascinating, including what the canal means to the community."
- - Booklist starred review
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Rocks in His Head
Historical Picture Book illustrated by James Stevenson
Leo loves rock collecting much to everyone's consternation. During the Depression we find that Leo's passion becomes the start of a successful career. "A big-hearted true story of a man with rocks in his head (and in his pocket), nourished by the deep humanity in Stevenson's watercolors."
-- Kirkus Reviews
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Welcome to the April issue of our newsletter. If you'd like to have each issue delivered to your email address you can sign-up for a subscription.

In This Issue You'll Find:


As we have mentioned the big news around here is that we're celebrating the publication of Carol's first novel, Through the Lock and first picture book, Rocks in His Head.

Ucoming workshops:

I've Read the Book, Now What? Workshops for Teachers of grades 2-6 by Carol Hurst:

  • - use literature across the curriculum
  • - connect your reading program to content areas
  • - motivate your readers
  • - complement your reading program with meaningful activities
  • - enhance comprehension through conversation
  • - use a variety of genre
  • - storytell and read aloud as powerful extensions of literature
  • May 8, 2001 - Massachusetts
    • Holiday Inn Springfield
    • 711 Dwight Street
    • Springfield, MA
  • October 23, 2001 - Connecticut
    • Stamford, CT
  • October 25, 2001 - Massachusetts
    • Worcester, MA

To register call Literacy Corner at 877-346-9737

Other workshops and book signings:

  • April 29, 2001. Preconvention Institute. IRA, New Orleans, LA.
  • April 30, 2001. 1:00-2:00. HarperCollins Booth, IRA, New Orleans, LA. Book signing for Rocks in His Head.
  • May 1, 2001. Le Meridien Hotel. IRA, New Orleans, LA. Meet the Author party for HarperCollins
  • May 3, 2001. 9:00-10:00. Houghton Mifflin Booth, IRA, New Orleans, LA. Book signing for Through the Lock.
  • May 7, 2001. Colrain Central School. Colrain, Massachusetts
  • June 27, 2001. Literature Conference. New Ulm, Minnesota.
  • July 25, 2001. Early Childhood Institute. Dallas, Texas.

For more information on any of these write to Carol Hurst at For more information on Carol Hurst and her work in schools and conferences see Carol Otis Hurst Consulting.


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