"It was wonderful to have you at the school and to be such an inspiration to the kids. I'm looking forward to the continued adventures of Ethan in Frenchie X 2."
"Thank you very much for the visit Mary! You completely captured my 6/7 class’ attention this morning."
Author Community Visits
Mary Laudien would love to visit you at your school, library, or book club- absolutely anywhere that middle grade readers enjoy FUN and HUMOR!
All Middle Year’s Author Visits (appropriate for Grades 5, 6 and 7) include a prompt to provide a personal connection to her books, readings from Frenchie’s Best Friend- Follow the Blog and the sequel Frenchie X 2- Follow the Blog, discussion of what inspires her books, tips on writing entertaining blogs, an interactive blog writing challenge, and answering questions regarding the writing and publishing process. Her workshop is presented over 45 minute blocks.
Mary is an educator, recently retired as a Principal. She is happy to present to groups of 50 students. Her approach keeps the students engaged and participating. A copy of each book is donated to the school’s library with her author visit.
Mary’s paperbacks are reasonably priced so that they are affordable for all. Her first book is priced at $6.99 and Frenchie X 2 is priced at $9.99. Mary is anxious to continue her work with “Making a Difference” that she was involved in as a principal. Thus, she reimburses 15 % of all book sales at schools and libraries to go towards their favorite charity or PAWS for a CAUSE (SPCA). There is a chapter or two in Frenchie X 2 that deals with fundraising through the Kielburger’s initiative of “ ME to WE” and thus is a fun connection for the students.
To inquire about availability and expense rates, please contact me.Learn More
What Are Educators Saying?
"Pet lovers and wannabe dog owners are sure to be captivated by Frenchie's Best Friend: Follow the Blog as they follow Ethan's crazy adventures in his covert dog grooming business.
Teachers, consider this book for your literature circles as rich discussion can occur about commitment, being principled and multiple intelligences. Today's tech savvy kids will relate to the mix of traditional text and Ethan's communication via his blog. You might even be inspired to have your students respond to this book in a class blog of their own."
Recommended for grades 5+
IB PYP Teacher-Librarian
West Bay Elementary School
(Primary Years Program International Baccalaureate World School)