DATE OF SCHOOL VISIT
Holyoak will be available September 5. She will be doing morning and afternoon visits*. (Please indicate your date and time preferences on the survey.) *She is willing to do more than one presentation at a school, time permitting.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shauna M. Holyoak graduated with a master's degree in English Literature with an emphasis in creative writing from Brigham Young University. She was a humor columnist for The Post Register from 2009 to 2017; before that her column "Up in the Night" ran in The River City Weekly. She lives in Idaho Falls with her husband, six of their children and two naughty dogs. KAZU JONES AND THE DENVER DOGNAPPERS is her debut middle-grade novel. Visit her online at shaunaholyoak.wordpress.com, on Twitter @shaunaholyoak or on Instagram @holyoaksm.
Packed with high stakes mystery and tons of heart, this first installment in a new series introduces Kazu Jones-a spunky, scrappy detective who's this generation's Harriet the Spy.
When a string of dognappings grips her Denver neighborhood, Kazu Jones vows to track down the culprits. She can't stand to see more dogs go missing-especially once her neighbors' beloved pet is taken because of her gigantic mistake.With the help of her gang-including her best friend and expert hacker, March; and her ginormous, socially anxious pup, Genki-Kazu uncovers evidence that suggests the dognapping ring is bigger than she ever imagined. But the more she digs, the more dangerous her investigation becomes. The dognappers are getting bolder, and Genki could be next...
LENGTH & TOPIC OF PRESENTATION
Presentation: 40-45 minute talk about trying/failing, but never giving up and eventually succeeding; followed by solving a mini mystery just like Kazu
SCHOOL TYPE & GRADES
Elementary, 1st through 4th, flexible with 5th & 6th grades as well
DESIRED NUMBER OF STUDENTS
Mic, computer/projector & screen
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.