A veritable flurry of school visits and book fairs these past few weeks.
What fun to talk to kids about stories and writing and life!

 

 

Star of the show – Carving of The Giant King

 

A fan of The Giant King carving

One of the teachers at a recent school visit, mentioned that her children were unfamiliar with the whole notion of what a carving was, and so she was pleased I had brought along my beloved carving of The Giant King to show them.  When The Giant King was first published, a friend of mine, had a friend who was a wood carver, and so he asked him to make a carving of the Giant for me.  Children love this carving, and I like to tell them to take a good look at the giant’s expression – pleased and proud in a good way – why?  Because someone believes in HIS GOODness.  He is holding the carving that Rabbie made of him – not as he is, but as he could be – a king sitting on his throne with a crown and a cape.  We all need cheerleaders in life, someone who believes in our goodness!

“As is a tale, so is life.  Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters most.”  Seneca