Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Glenbrook Students to Publish Book for Spring Arts Festival...

4th and 6th grade students from Glenbrook will have their own book published in time for this year's festival. The students wrote and illustrated their own book as part of Dee Scallan's "We Want to Be Authors" program sponsored by Cultural Crossroads. The fictional book featuring the funky chicken will go on sale at the festival.

Cultural Crossroads has been instrumental in bringing this literary art program to area schools. This will be the fourth book published. Richardson Elementary students wrote the first book. Central Elementary wrote the second and Glenbrook students have completed two books. Both books feature the funky chicken as the main character.

The opportunity to write and illustrate their own book is awarded to the "Most Talented School in Webster Parish," an honor that is determined at each year's Spring Arts Festival.

Dee Scallan, creator of the program and award winning author instructed the children in the art of writing while Chris Broussard gave instructions on how to illustrate a book. Here's a peak at the beautiful illustrations by area children.

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