"So proud and honored to
have my picture taken with you. I can not wait for my
children to come for Thanksgiving and show them. They will
be in awe. They loved your books as children and love them
even more because now they read them to their children.
And so, we can now put a face to the author. Thank you
once again. Oh! Powder Monkey, awesome."
— Michele L. Buckingham
"I am an elementary school
educator in a small town in Colorado and I have a classroom with
children from 3rd to 5th grade. They love books and we
have been working on personal-narratives and non-fiction.
I introduced them to your excellent historical non-fiction book
and they were thrilled. These are comments from three of
my most "critical" readers."
— Marjorie H.
"I think Sacket's
Harbor Powder Monkey is very interesting. I like
history books and I never heard about this story so I feel
that is special to read it and give my opinion. I t taught
me a lot about that part of American history and I really
liked the boy who became the powder monkey. There was
a little danger but it was fun to read anyway."
— Aleah (grade 4)
"I read the whole book
and that made me feel good. I want my teacher to bring
us more books about kids that did dangerous jobs like the
Powder Monkey. And it was about a true war that
happened. It is cool that it's true."
Powder Monkey is fun to read even though it is a
non-fiction book. It wasn't boring and I read the
whole book after school and then I brought it back the next
day. It taught me many new things about the time
period and I think it's interesting about how people did
things in old times. I liked it."
"I want you to know how
much I enjoyed reading, “Eye on the Iditarod…Aisling’s Quest”.
My son is an English professor and writer so I admire the time,
effort and talent that go into writing and publishing a book.
Young Aisling is quite an inspiration to young and old alike!
Learning about the world of mushing was interesting. I
lived in the Colorado Rocky Mountains for 8 years but mushing
wasn’t a winter sport that I heard much about at the time I
lived there. I hope to hear that Aisling will someday run
(and win) the Iditarod…then you can write the sequel to her
— Dana W. (Kentucky)
liked your book about Bald Eagles. Are you ever going to
write any bug books? I love bugs!"
— Brock H. (Missouri)
"Your books rock my socks.
They are caring, awesome, sweet, loving and beautiful."
— Kendra (New York)
"Today my students were still
reflecting on the special experience they had last Thursday when
you visited our class. None of us really wanted to move
on. We just wanted to hold on to the positive, passionate
aura that radiated from your presentation. You really
Thank you, thank you, thank you." – Sandy
— Sandy C. Chadwick, Ed.D.
Coordinator - Graduate Childhood Education
Potsdam University (New York)
"Thank you for making a
special day at the Wild Center even more special. This was
my first encounter with your books and they are absolutely
fabulous. My 18-month old and I had a wonderful
mother/daughter day together at the Otters’ Birthday Party.
Thanks for signing our book! Even if my little girl won’t
remember the fun-filled day we had together, she has a very
special souvenir. I hope to see you again and we will
definitely be purchasing some more of your books. Look
forward to seeing the new bald eagle book coming out on the 4th
of July. Take Good Care."
— Shannon and Kaedance
just finished your book Against the Tide. The
ending was probably the best. Let me rephrase that.
It was the best ending I have ever read. I loved how you
made Margaret stand right up to that soldier and tell him to let
her go. It really showed her courage."
— Alyssa K. (New York)
"I just found a copy of your
book Big Rigs in our local library and read it to my
year-old son. He really loves it. He's obsessed with
big machines of all types, and especially loves trucks.
Thanks for a great book!"
— Naomi M. (California)
Mother and volcanologist
you for coming to our school and reading to us. I liked
the painted turtles book because it had good facts and great
you plan to write more books? I think you should. I
could read your books twenty-four hours straight."
you for the set of animal books. They have the nicest
pictures I’ve ever seen in my life."
love My Little Books. You are the best author in the whole
wide world. I don’t have a favorite book. I love
enjoyed all six animal books and my students are in love with
your writing. You now have your own author bin in our
classroom. We can’t wait for the arrival of Manatees."
you for showing us Wings in the Water. I never knew
that manta rays could be so interesting. When I saw how
gigantic they really are, I was amazed! I hope you get to
go to Yap Island someday and see some real manta rays!"
love Wings in the Water. This book is the best book
about sea creatures that I have ever read – and believe me I
have read all of them!"
think your books are cute, like the one about the river otters."
are such a positive, uplifting speaker."
Mary Lou K.