TOUCH THE AUTHOR brings to schools recently published works as well as classics, and helps promote a love of reading!

We visit schools in Buenos Aires with a bagful of books to celebrate the art of Performed Storytelling by native English-speaking performers.

We share different forms of Children’s Literature as a way of expanding children’s and educators’ knowledge of acclaimed authors and illustrators.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRE OUR PROJECT!

For a complete outline of the programme, please send us an email to: mmanteo@supportlearning.com.ar

Kinder & Gr 1

A SPLASH INTO MY DREAM!

Facilitated by Lydia Stevens

Adorable sea characters confront the fears and uncertainties of life in the ocean. Unforgettable puppets found a t the Wolfsonian, FUI and the Frost Museum of Science, Miami enhance the session led by versatile Lydia Stevens. Marcela Calderon’s illustrations hide emotions and unexpected twists in her artful use of colour and shape.

Based on The Fearless Octopus and Wilbur the Whale and Me by Charlotte Christie & Marcela Calderón

Gr 1 & 2  

A STAR OUT IN THE OCEAN

Facilitated by Lydia Stevens

Boy searches Nature for answers and he finds unimagined surprises that celebrate friendship and unique discoveries on the sea shore and the…South Pole, included!  Lydia leads kids on two journeys inspired in Oliver Jeffers’ memorable hues of blues, and tender rendering of beloved characters: a star fish and a penguin.

Based on How to Catch a Star & Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Gr 3 & 4

INTO THE FOG AND BEYOND

Facilitated by Lydia Stevens

This workshop based on a most intriguing book by Hans Christian Andersen Award Winner Tomi Ungerer, transports children to foggy Welsh lands, where mysteries remain unlocked on a rocky island. Two young characters cross the threshold and sail to encounter a magic Fog Man, who shines through the mist of a very risky adventure. A visual treat where actress Lydia Stevens brings students close to the author- illustrator’s masterful rendering of skies and storms.

Based on Fog Island by Tomi Ungerer

Gr 3 to 5

SOOTHING SUMMER RAIN POEMS TO RAP AND ACT

Facilitated by Jenny Moule

The beat of poetry speaks to the heart, with even stronger reverberation when the topic is Nature and its healing power to comfort and cheer. The rhythm of water, the whimsical wind and the power of punctuation to pause and enjoy are just a few of the literary elements that make up this selection.  In this musical workshop the mesmerizing voice of charismatic jazz singer Jenny Moule inspires students to feel poetry, rap and act.

Selection of poems by Douglas Florian, Lilian Moore,  Amy Ludwig Vanderwater, Lee Bennet Hopkins among others.

Gr 5 and up into secondary school

THE BLUE HORSE

Facilitated by Tom Harris

This allegorical story plunges readers into the mysteries of colour. A blue horse is singled out for its uniqueness as the very special Emperor’s war horse. Through memorable use of white, black and blue, Yoo Jun Jae has woven a story about breaking free to follow one’s true colours. Tom Harris gives movement and immediacy to this impactful visual treat through his Storytelling and Live Illustration performance.

Based on Ola Azul by Yoo Jun Jae

Gr 6 and up into secondary school

A TEMPEST IN MY UKULELE

Facilitated by Jenny Moule

In this adapted version of The Tempest, Jenny will pluck from her ukele strings the magic of second chances on an island, where human passions are unleashed and given new opportunities. After mighty efforts to bring his mean brother to his universe, embittered Prospero manages to find redeeming peace in his heart and release his daughter and servants from submission, allowing them to find their own music. Students take a taste of the unforgettable parts that angry Caliban and musical Ariel play in World Literature.

Based on The Tempest by William Shakespeare

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