Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Muse and how it hits you

Winston and Jo (Jo is on the left) Let me tell you a little story: About three years ago I was up late. It was a humid night. Lightning scored the sky and thunder rolled and crashed and it was … Continue reading

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Teachers I have known and… loved (?)

So, my son just started kindergarten. He went off on the bus his first day without tears, without worry, without fear. He was so happy and confident that I didn’t even cry, and I cried last year when I spotted … Continue reading

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Procrastinate? Me? Never!

Anthony Trollope used to get up everyday at 3 in the morning and write for a few hours before going to work at the post office. He invented the mail box in fact. He was an amazingly disciplined and gifted … Continue reading

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“I don’t read books. Never…none at all.”

  I just read an interview with a celebrity- one who shall remain nameless-and he said the above.  I was really surprised for one thing hes a rapper and well respected for his ability to incorporate a lot of widely … Continue reading

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DEATHLY HALLOWS CONTEST

‘HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS CONTEST COURTESY OF FELTUS OVALTON for Readers aged 16 and under In the spirit of the Potter-crazed world we live in I am offering a free hardcover copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly … Continue reading

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Book Praise- The Golden Notebook

A wonderful, surreal journey through the mundane and the magical with a reluctant, flawed and oddly lovable hero. -The Golden Notebook Children’s store   ////////////////////////////////////////////////////

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Writing Workshop Praise- Woodstock Elementary

Jo Treggiari, author of The Curious Misadventures of Feltus Ovalton visited with my fourth grade library students to share her writing experiences. She discussed the writing process and gave the students practical ideas for their own work. Her openness and … Continue reading

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Book Review- Woodstock Elementary School

Fantasy lovers will be captivated by the suspense and adventure in The Curious Misadventures of Feltus Ovalton , as they get caught up in the magical world of Feltus and the PoodleRats. Jo Treggiari has written an engaging story that … Continue reading

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Book Review- Woodstock Library

Jo Treggiari has written a wonderful and comical adventure story that is rich in its description and vocabulary. Readers will delight in the magical, topsy-turvy world of Feltus, an unlikely hero, his eccentric but immensely interesting Great-aunt Eunida, and his … Continue reading

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Praise for “Heroes and Villains”

Jo Treggiari’s Mini-Writing Workshop was a great opportunity for 9-12 year olds to learn about the craft of writing from a published children’s book author. The children had a chance to hear the author read from her book, The Curious … Continue reading

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