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About the author:
As a child, Katharine Schopp spent countless hours lost in the pages of her favorite books.
When the books ended, she would miss the characters so much that she'd run to her Mom to ask, "What happens next?"
Her Mom would always say, "Whatever you want to happen next will happen next. You can make anything happen, in your imagination."
Those words made the budding writer love reading all the more...because now she could control the endings. She went from imagining new endings to books to writing her own stories, poems, and plays.
As an adult and third grade teacher, Katharine shared her passion for reading and writing with her students.
As a writer, Katharine hopes to provide children with the same thrilling sense of anticipation and escape that books gave her as a child.
"When you hold a book in your hands, you are holding an entire magical world, where anything can hapen. In books, children can do anything. I want to give children that same sense of empowerment, while still providing a fun escape from their every day lives. When children read my books I want them to know that their thoughts, dreams, and feelings are important...that they are important, and that nothing is impossible."
Katharine lives in Northern Ontario, Canada, with her 3 fur-babies (poodles), 3 feather-babies (including a talking parrot), and countless fin-babies.
The REAL Poop!
A Cassandra Matthews Adventure
Poop! Nine year old Cassandra Matthews couldn't believe that it all came down to poop...in this case, pigeon poop.
Cassie's feelings had flown as high as the birds that she fed and photographed when her project won first place, only to come crashing down...just like the bird feeders she now had to take down, and all because of poop. And all because of that nasty Stephanie Bartwelle too.
Stephanie had been incensed that she was only a runner up, and she'd vowed that she'd find a way to take Cassie's spot on the TV show...the prize for first place.
Cassie hadn't believed her, after all, how could Stephanie prevent her from feeding and photographing the birds in her back yard until the show came to town? Well, Stephanie had found a way. The city had a bylaw against feeding pigeons, and now the big bird feeders had to come down, even though other birds and animals used the big feeders, not just pigeons.
Cassie knew she had to find a way to fight the bylaw, and save her spot on the show, but even more importantly, to save the birds and small animals from starving over the long cold winter.
Can a 9 year old fight injustice and pigeon poop prejudice?
Maybe with a little hellp from her friends...and a giant poodle named Boo.
- Publication Date:
- 0986565008 / 9780986565007
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General