CLiF would like to introduce or re-introduce you to Karen Gross of Bennington, VT and Washington, DC. Karen is an educator and author, writing books for both children (early-childhood through Grade 6) and adults. Her Lady Lucy Series is well-known and has been read to over 3000 children across the globe.

Watch Karen’s presentation here.

Things to think about for kids:

  • How did being a teacher impact your books?
  • Why do you like writing series such as Lady Lucy? How many more do you think you will write?
  • Lady Lucy’s Laugh Giraffe Journey is a joke book, Flying Umbrellas and Red Boats has funny poems, and there is a tongue twister book – how do write serious topics for adults and funny topics for kids? Why is it important to “laugh to learn”?
  • What inspires you about dragons, ghosts, and dinosaurs?
  • Karen has a bilingual — English and Spanish – book titled We See You/Te Vemos (ages 2-5) and Lady Lucy (Señorita Sofia) is also available in Spanish. Why do you write in two languages?

Things to think about for adults:

Here are a few ways to get to know Karen’s work better:

CLiF has created literacy activities for students of all ages here. Here are some that would go nicely with Karen’s work:

For younger kids:

  • Dress Up Day – find the clothes or accessories for your favorite hero or heroine’s quest
  • Book Swap – exchange your favorite adventure story with a classmate, friend, neighbor or sibling

For older kids:

For families:

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