Welcome to the adventures of Danny Lawson
For middle grade readers ages 8-12 & all adults young at heart!
Searching for the gold nugget!
Books are available from the author for $9.95 each, plus a shipping cost when necessary. A set of three is $26.95 and includes: Coming to Ash Hollow/3rd edition, Going to Ocean Shores/2nd edition, and Camping at Lone Gulch/1st edition.
Books are also for sale at Top Drawer, located at the corner of Liberty and Court Streets in downtown Salem, Oregon.
Discount prices are available for schools, teachers, and students.
Additional information is on the book publisher’s website: www.dancingmoonpress.com.
A one-hour visit to a 4th or 5th grade classroom is available in April or May each school year.
First we practice using our imagination as Danny plays a game of hoops in his living room.
I read Chapter 1 of Coming to Ash Hollow and then dress up some of the students as the characters in the story: Danny Lawson, Buck Bishop, Kaley Ash, and the mysterious Caped Guy.
We talk about Danny’s strengths and his problem and relate those to our own feelings of what we might be good at and what might be a personal problem to overcome.
Then we adopt our motto for the day: “BE THE BEST I CAN BE!”
I began visiting elementary classrooms in 2010 and have been to schools in Salem, Keizer, Woodburn, St. Paul, McMinnville, Stayton, Silverton, Albany, Eugene, Beaverton, and Portland.
I donate the first book of the series to the classroom library. Some teachers use a student check-out system for the book; others read the book aloud to the class. Setting up a Literature Circle is always an option. Some teachers use a classroom set in a Literature-Based reading program.
Students may also purchase author-signed books for their own library collection at home.
If a classroom visit to your 4th or 5th grade classroom is of interest to you, please contact me for more information.