Gordon Korman's Visit to Skokie
November 18, 2003

As part of Skokie Public Library's National Children's Book Week celebration, popular young people's author Gordon Korman spent a day at Skokie Public Library.  Korman is the author of such kids' favorites as No More Dead Dogs, The 6th Grade Nickname Game, Son of the Mob, and many more. During his visit, Mr. Korman spoke to more than 400 Skokie school students about how his quirky, funny, adventurous books come to life -- from the research process to the writing of the book.

In between student visits, Mr. Korman joined the Youth Services staff for a lively lunch complete with cake and a "dead dog" centerpiece. Take a look!

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Linda Sawyer, Assistant Head of Youth Services, introduced Gordon Korman...
 

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...and then he introduced himself to students, teachers, and Library staff.

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Korman talks about his book, No More Dead Dogs.
 
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Korman had students, teachers, and Library staff laughing out loud.
 
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Lunch included one "dead dog"...
 
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...and cake!
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Korman with Youth Services staff.