|Author/Illustrator: 11630 Havenner Road, Fairfax Station, VA; 703-425-5820, Fax: 703-991.8640
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||K-adult (all picture books). Partial list includes What Darwin Saw: The Journey that Changed the World; John Smith Escapes Again!; George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen From Both Sides; How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning; Davy Crockett Saves the World; The Old Chisholm Trail: a Cowboy Song; Escaping to America: a True Story; Gold Fever! Tales From The California Gold Rush; How We Crossed the West: The Adventures of Lewis & Clark; The True-or-False /book of Dogs; The True-or-False Book of Horses; The True-or-False Book of Cats; Ezra's Quest; Ezra in Pursuit: The Great Maze Chase; Animal Architects; Ten Good Rules; and many more.
||Up to 3 presentations a day, $1,500. Overnight trips or trips over 50 miles away, $1,650 plus all travel expenses. Discounts are available for multiple-day events.
||Ages 5-adult; any size group; speaks nationwide and internationally at schools (usually grades K-8), universities, seminars, conferences, panel discussions, workshops, etc.
||All Shows are customized to meet your needs and can include any combination of the following:
- CD Slide Shows: Gloriously illustrated, fast-paced, informative, and humorous. Great for all ages. (A dark room, projector, and screen are required.)
- Storytelling in costume with props and sound effects: Rollicking, riveting shows for grades K-3 featuring volunteers from the audience and plenty of interaction!
- True Stories from History: Using one book of your choice for each presentation, we will explore an exciting story in depth; the book can be used to coordinate directly with your school's own curriculum. Examples include amazing true stories about Charles Darwin’s adventure–packed journey around the world and how it changed science forever, John Smith’s amazing escapes (this talk can also be geared toward Colonial Jamestown); the many inventions of Benjamin Franklin; what both George Washington and King George III really believed during the Revolutionary War; the daring exploits of Lewis and Clark; the incredible California Gold Rush; how my own family escaped to America; and much more. All talks can be presented as CD slide shows and are guaranteed to appeal to the age level of your groups or classes.
- Adult presentations: How teachers can make history spring to life; The scoop on combining illustration with writing; Finding great research for just about any topic; How my books were written; and practically anything else you can come up with.
- Writing workshops for small groups: (One or two days) Nonfiction sessions - How to write a terrific journal or how to interview friends and family members about a past event. In fiction sessions, Schanzer tells the beginning of a funny story or a mystery and students use tips to write their own endings.
- Autographing sessions and lunches with students can be added to each day's presentations