Friday, October 7, 2011

Children’s Author to Speak at Book Festival

Raymond and Graham Rule the School
Join us on Tuesday, October 11th 2011 at 7 p.m. and meet author Mike Knudson.  In his presentation titled “Using Humor to Hook Your Reader”, Mike will discuss how he uses humor to develop relatable characters and build an emotional bond with the reader.  There will be time at the end for questions.Mike Knudson

Mike Knudson is the author of the humorous RAYMOND AND GRAHAM series which School Library Journal has called "A rollicking, laugh-out-loud look at fourth grade through the eyes of two lifelong pals."
Some important facts to know about Mike:
Mike is six feet, four inches tall and weighs 200 pounds on a good day (a very good day).   He and his lovely wife, Annette, have five kids and a turtle named Franklin, who ran away from home this summer.  We're trying to find him.
Mike enjoys the mountains and also loves to vacation at the beach.  His favorite thing to do on vacation is to boogie board in the waves and often stays out in the ocean too long and gets a sunburn on the top of his head where he's starting to go bald.
His favorite foods are burritos and oatmeal (not together).  Sometimes he cuts his own hair.  He can ride a unicycle, annoy people with his banjo playing, and speak Spanish.  When he was eight years old he burned down his neighbor's fence (never, never, never play with matches) (NEVER!)

This event is part of the Brigham City Book Festival in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, a program of the Utah Center for the Book, a Library of Congress affiliate.  This program has received funding from the Utah Humanities Council. The Utah Humanities Council promotes understanding of diverse traditions, values, and ideas through informed public discussion.

The Brigham City Library is located at 26 E. Forest Street.  For more information about this program or other festival programs in Brigham City please call Elizabeth at 435-723-5850.

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