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September 30, 2011 · Students in Grades 3-6
Carmen Agra Deedy makes a return visit with characters who could have walked straight out of a nineteenth century Dickens’ novel. From the opening “HE WAS THE BEST OF TOMS. He was the worst of toms” to the epilogue, The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale thrills the reader with secrets and mystery.
This award-winning storyteller is the author of numerous bestselling books including Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale and 14 Cows for America.
During the program, Deedy talks about how life in Decatur, Georgia shaped her as a storyteller and author. Co-author Randall Wright joins the program via webcast and describes how their book tries to capture the voice of Charles Dickens, the inspiration for their story.