Dan Gutman has visited more than one thousand schools in the last decade, so he must be doing something right. For grades 1-3, he talks about his popular easy reader series, My Weird School. For grades 3 and up, he gives a very inspirational, educational, and entertaining talk about his baseball card adventure series (Honus & Me, Babe & Me, etc.), showing his rejection letters, preliminary cover designs, and rewritten manuscript. Both groups get a slide show. The younger grades see “A Day in the Life of an Author,” and older grades learn how to write a story, using Dan’s series “Flashback Four” as an example. For Kindergarten students, Dan reads his picture book Rappy the Raptor. A splendid time is had by all!
Dan limits his in-person visits to schools in northern New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut.
Visit the HarperCollins World of Dan Gutman to watch interview videos, learn about new releases, print My Weird School cards and play games.