"I wanted to let you know that absolutely everyone
loved you and loves you. I have hosted authors for many years. I have never had
anyone come with whom people connected so much. From the children in
Kindergarten to the early teens of the 7th grade, including their
teachers, I heard rave reviews and praise. I could not keep your books
in the library. You have warmed the hearts and minds of so many during
your visit to the west."
Janet Mumford---Teacher/Librarian Kathleen
McNeely School, Vancouver, B.C.
"Our head of the school, George Penick, and Lower
School heads, Leanna Owens and Becky Dalton have raved over what
wonderful programs you gave...Your visit was not only fun for everyone,
but a golden opportunity for our children to learn more about the Muslim
faith and different cultures."
Jeannie Chunn, Lower School Librarian, St.
Andrew's Episcopal School, Mississippi
"I really enjoyed your presentation (Universality
in Folktales)--as did the participants! You received excellent
evaluations, some of the comments were:
- amazing presentation and message
- very personable
- wonderful books for classroom use"
Rachel Weiss, Outreach Co-ordinator,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"… You are a wonderful author and speaker and we
all thoroughly enjoyed your visit. … You really had an impact on them …
Once again, thank you for sharing your ‘life’ with us! You are a
M.Masterson, Thorncliffe Park P.S.
"It was lovely to meet you—your presentation was
excellent." (The Roses in My Carpets)
Librarian, Saskatoon Public Library
"Thank you so much for your presentation on The
Roses in My Carpets. Your personal experiences offered a unique
perspective on writing and were interesting as well as inspirational.
Thank you for visiting Pearson and providing valuable insights into the
creative process and our study of Children’s Literature."
N. Serba, Writers’ Craft class at Pearson C.I.
"Thank you for the delightful presentation at our
school - Neil C. Matheson last week.
You charmed the students and the staff alike with your wonderful gift of
storytelling. You captivated us all, and opened the window to a world
many of our children are unfamiliar with. They certainly had a lively
discussion (the grade 5's especially) in regards to "The Roses in My
Carpet" presentation. They were deeply moved.
You have a warm and inviting manner about you, which readily drew us in
to your imaginative world. Thank you for sharing so much so generously."
Ellen Shilton - Neil C. Matheson Public School