Book Club’s first book of the year was Haunters by Thomas Taylor. To surprise the kids, I contacted the author to see if he would Skype with our group. Mr. Taylor was such a great sport…he agreed! Since he is from the UK, I knew the kids would have tons of great questions for him, not only about the book, but about the UK too. Book Club members liked Mr. Taylor’s accent and enjoyed asking him all about his life. My favorite: “Do you watch Dr. Who?” I have some huge BBC fans in the group. They were surprised to learn that Mr. Taylor was the illustrator for the original cover of the first Harry Potter book.
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