Dan Haring and MarcyKate Connolly
DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Haring and Connolly will be available September 9. They will be doing morning and afternoon visits. (Please indicate your date and time preferences on the survey.)
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dan Haring is a visual effects and animation artist, who has worked on films such as Tangled, The Lion King 3D, Incredible Hulk and Rio 2. He lives in Utah with his awesome wife and kids. Visit him at danharingart.com.
MarcyKate Connolly is an author and arts administrator living in New England (near Boston) with her husband and pugs. She's a caffeine addict, composer, and voracious reader. You can find her online at marcykate.com.
ABOUT THE BOOK: The Star Shepherd
When the world first formed, the night was black and filled with dark creatures. The Elders knew their people couldn't survive under such a threat. So they made the ultimate sacrifice: they gave their hearts to the sky in the form of brightly shining stars to keep evil away.
Now, eleven-year-old Kyro is a Star Shepherd like his father. He's spent his life tucked away in the outskirts of the small town of Drenn. There they watch the night sky for falling stars – and rush to rescue them when they do.
Then one night, too many stars fall at once, and Kyro's father journeys to the Star Shepherd Council to report the threat. But when he doesn't return Kyro must figure out how to save them himself before enough stars fall for the dark creatures to make their return.
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
The authors will give an inspirational talk about the individual paths that led them to co-authoring The Star Shepherd, the process of writing a book together, and the importance of never giving up. Presentation length: 1 hour (includes 10–15 minutes for Q&A)
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary, Grades 4–7
DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS
Projector, projector screen, cord to connect PC to projector, two microphones. Two water bottles.
The King's English will design an order form that the school should distribute in advance of the author visit, and again on the day of the event to all student attendees.
Please visit our Educator page on our website for more details.