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My thanks for the many supportive comments that people sent in following my previous post.

Moving my thoughts away from all of that, here are a couple of projects from the kids in Richmond. The first is a wonderful reconstruction of the village in GATHERING BLUE:

GB map

If you look carefully, you can even see the pens where toddlers and chickens were confined.

This was only one of many very complex and interesting projects made by the kids at one of the schools I visited---oh dear, if I print the name of the school, I might get the wrong one because they are blurring together in my memory.  Never mind: you know who you are!

And this is a collage which pictures just about every event and person in my life! There's my brother, Jon, represented by his name at the bottom---and around his name, the electric train that was an much-loved part of his childhood.  There's my ex-husband in a Navy uniform---many years since he's worn one of those!----and my late son at the top, with the F-15 he flew.

On the left hand side is a sinister looking bird: that is a Raven, the symbol of the school----but it also corresponds to my book, CROW CALL, which will be published next Fall, so it serves two purposes.

Lots of hard and imaginative work went into this, I think from the kids at DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL! (Please email me if I got that wrong!)

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Kim Martino Monday, 29 November 1999

Jeesh. You are entitled to your opinion aren't you?

Julia Monday, 29 November 1999

Scissors ARE funny little creations aren't they?

Katie Monday, 29 November 1999

Seriously, if you aren't qualified to comment on those issues (maybe minus the chocolate vs vanilla thing), who the hell is?
Please don't stop giving us your opinions on these and other topics, just because a few clearly insecure asshats feel threatened by you!

Sarah Miller Monday, 29 November 1999

Whoever these wieners are, I shake my fist at them all. Humpf.

Jane Monday, 29 November 1999

Sissors vanish at my house. Someday,when my children are going through my effects they will wonder why I have so many pairs.

Jasmine Monday, 29 November 1999

Lois, I have come to the conclusion that people who take offense to any comment pertaining to their "profession" do so because they don't really like what they do. And some people are just a cotton-headed ninny-muggins.

Jasmine Monday, 29 November 1999

I should also clarify that I was talking about those who must be bugging you with the nasty emails you referred to. You rock!

pussreboots Monday, 29 November 1999

Foo on the nasty email writers.

Jennifer Monday, 29 November 1999

Please don't let those idiots keep you from commenting!! :)

Portia Pennington Monday, 29 November 1999

Please, please don't refrain from commenting on literature in all its many forms and/or uses, in the classroom and without. A glimpse into your thought process is always informative, often provocative, and ever entertaining. Thank you for thinking, thank you for sharing!

Laura Monday, 29 November 1999

I second Sarah Miller's comment.
You said nothing offensive. You said nothing begging an argument. You were respectful. You recognized the difficulty in teaching the classics.
I know you don't need validation from some unknown 21 year old, but I couldn't resist responding. As a future teacher, I LOVE reading your thoughts on teaching reading. Really, I just love reading your thoughts in general. So please don't stop sharing your opinions!

Katja B. Monday, 29 November 1999

Yeah, don't give in to people who are just insecure and always feel the need of carrying that out to everyone.

Kim Monday, 29 November 1999

This is why I am a recovering attorney!

ojimenez Monday, 29 November 1999

On a lighter note, here's a neat article from the NY times about the evolution of technology and it's impact on the publishing industry:

debrennersmith Monday, 29 November 1999

http://writingeverydayworks.wordpress.com/">http://writingeverydayworks.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow">http://writingeverydayworks.wordpress.com/">http://writingeverydayworks.wordpress.com/ Not only do I own all your books, I recommend them frequently to my relatives and to the teachers I teach. I enjoy your blog and your stories. Thank you for posting.

Cali Monday, 29 November 1999

you rock lois!

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