The Wise Mullet is making his first ever trip to North Carolina. Author Timothy A. Weeks and illustrator Miss Jeanne will be sharing Goldie’s Search for Silver with over 2000 students at five schools in four days (April 20-23). The first stop is Kenansville Elementary on Tuesday, April 20, followed by Harrells Christian Academy on Wednesday. Thursday finds the Wise Mullet in Wilmington, stopping at St. Mark Catholic School for the morning and Saint Mary Catholic School in the afternoon. On Friday, students of Beulaville Elementary will experience the adventures of the Wise Mullet.
The presentations will be exciting and fast paced, with younger students using their make-believe mullet to jump over alligators and splash into bayous. The author will also be talking about the craft of writing with older students, and how childhood fishing adventures with his father, Captain David, served as inspiration. They will also explore the similarities and differences between coastal communities of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast. (North Carolina students want to know about alligators! The author wonders if North Carolina students know about mullet?) Miss Jeanne will demonstrate how stick figures evolve into illustrations, and how a computer is used to blend her paintings with the author’s photos. An interactive cast net demonstration concludes each presentation, followed by a booksigning period for students wanting autographed books.
Next month, the Wise Mullet makes his first ever trip to Texas. Bookings are still available for the week of May 17-21. Contact the author today if your school wants to join Gilmore Elementary (League City) and Pine Drive Christian (Dickinson) in the fun. It’s a great way to end the school year.