Woodland Middle School
I visited with the 6th grade students of Woodland Middle School on an April day!
I spoke about how I became an author and the types of books I write. I talked about the differences in my fiction and nonfiction books.
Then I discussed the ancient civilizations that I have researched, including:
the Copper Age (Ötzi the Iceman) in Bodies from the Ice,
the Iron Age (bog bodies) in Bodies from the Bog,
the Roman Age (Pompeii) in Bodies from the Ash, and
the Incas (the children sacrificed in the Andes Mountains) in Bodies from the Ice.
Next I gave you a quick tour of 3,000 years of Egyptian mummification using many rare images that I've collected from museums around the world.
I had a chance to answer your questions when some of you had the opportunity to "Dine with Deem." You asked great questions, and I was sorry to see our time together end.
Thank you to Ms. Perrin for arranging such a wonderful visit--and for taking the photos on this page!