Monday, May 2, 2016

The Bruins Meet Adam Gidwitz (Via Skype That Is!)

The Bruins are huge fans of Adam Gidwitz and his books and were beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to Skype with him. 
They were treated to a retelling of Snow White, which is one of Adam's favorite Grimm stories. They laughed, they were grossed out and completely enthralled. (Video can not be seen via Safari)

The class also had an opportunity to ask Adam questions. They varied from, "Would you rather be with Jack and Jill when they are in Eddie’s stomach or be with Hansel when he was with the Devil?" (Answer: with Hansel and the Devil, no one wants to be in Eddie's stomach!) to "How do you choose the fairy tales that you want to make better?" (for this we got to see his collection of Grimm's fairytales that he refers to, full of post-its and notes on which stories would make great retellings) They also asked, "What kind of gross foods have you eaten in your life?" (He's tried a bunch of things but his all-time favorite is sweetbreads).   We also found out about his new book coming out in September An Inquisitor's Tale. We can't wait!
The kids also got to learn from Adam how to pronounce Eddie's full name.
Thank you Adam for spending time with us. Our Skype session with you was a great way to start our day and created fans for life. It is something that the kids will remember for a very long time to come.

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