Copenhagen International School

Copenhagen, Denmark


Hello, students of CIS! 

I spent two exciting days with you in November to help celebrate Book Week. Here's a brief summary of what happened:

I met with students in pre-K and Kindergarten, where I introduced the idea of ghost towns and then read a story from my book, How to Hunt Buried Treasure

Introducing ghost towns

The story was about three boys who found some treasure, bought some ice cream and candy, and then got into trouble...before hiding the treasure. If you want to read the story again, you will find it here.

Reading the story

The boys get into trouble!

After I read the story, you had many questions and lots of your own stories to tell me. I was very impressed.

Asking lots of questions

Many of you came up afterwards to shake hands and ask more questions. It was a lot of fun for everyone.

Shaking hands and asking more questions

For most of the other grades, I gave a different presentation. 

Grade 1, you learned about Egyptian Mummies (human and animal). 

Grade 2, I talked to you about glaciers and the bodies that had been found when they melt using the research from my book Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past

Grade 3, I compared the Iceman of the Alps to the bog people and explained how they were similar in some ways...and different in others. I introduced you to quite a few bog people mentioned in my book Bodies from the Bog.

Grades 4 and 5, I talked about the fun of researching and shared some of my unusual experiences and encouraged you to do some researching of your own. 

Grades 6-8 I told you how I became a writer (starting when I was quite young) and how I got the ideas for the many different types of books that I write.

At the end of the second day, I spoke to everyone at the Primary Years Program assembly about the path I took to becoming a writer. I know some of you were interested in my novel, The Very Real Ghost Book of Christina Rose. If you want to read some stories from it, follow these links: The First Chapter and Roberto's Ghost Story

I had a great time talking to all of you and answering your enthusiastic questions. Keep reading, writing, and researching!

Your hard-working librarian, Urania Beyer, made my visit very special. I want to thank her for all that she did--and I want to thank you and your teachers, for being such a great audience.