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Give a HOOT! The Story of Coal and SILENT SWOOP

Learn the true story of Coal, great-horned owl whose mother made in her nest in a most unusual place - a coal yard at a power plant! Using a realistic owl puppet (with blinking eyes!) and the book SILENT SWOOP, author Michelle Houts shares a most wonderful animal rescue tale that will inspire even the youngest readers and writers.

Michelle Houts

30 Minute Program

 

$125


This 30-minute meet-read-and-share will introduce young readers to not only an author, but to Coal, a great-horned owl who started his life in a risky situation but survived to live more than thirty years at the World Bird Sanctuary.

You'll be greeted by Michelle and her wonderfully realistic great-horned owl puppet. Then sit back and listen to Michelle read Coal's story while you see artist Deb Hoeffner's fabulous illustrations.

More owl talk will follow, including where Michelle got the idea to write the book and how she found out all the facts (that's research!) needed to tell Coal's story.

Next, Michelle wants to hear from you about the animals you love and if you know any animal rescue stories of your own. (Beware: you might be encouraged to write about them!)

We'll end with Q & A and we'll say goodbye by learning how to HOOT just like a great-horned owl.

About the Author

Michelle Houts is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for young readers, ranging from colorful, engaging picture books to adventurous middle-grade novels. She loves to talk to young readers and writers about not only her work and process, but their own ideas and creations.

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