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Author visit area schools


October 20, 2009

Third graders at Pittsburgh Concord learned what is involved in the process of writing a book from Betty Tatham, author of “Penguin Chick” and “Baby Sea Otters.”

Award-winning children's author brought a blast of the Antarctic to the third graders at Pittsburgh Concord, Pittsburgh Roosevelt and Pittsburgh Grandview.

Students from all three schools had the opportunity to meet Betty Tatham, author of "Penguin Chick," a story in the third grade Treasures anthology. She shared the processes involved in writing and having her books published.

The children went on a virtual tour of an African Safari as they viewed photographs of the animals she studied for her books. Mrs. Tatham wowed the students as she read aloud her story entitled, "Baby Sea Otters."

Third, fourth and fifth grade students from each school were invited to attend an evening workshop at Pittsburgh Concord with Mrs. Tatham. Parents and students had the opportunity to enjoy more stories by the author and to create a collage similar to the illustrations in her book, "Baby Sea Otters."

Susan Barie, principal of Pittsburgh Concord, provided the students with Sea Creature stickers and theme-related prizes.


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