Today, we had a fantastic Skype visit with librarian and children’s book author Mônica Carnesi. She read aloud Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic (2012), which tells the story of a dog nicknamed Baltic, who in 2010 was found traveling on a sheet of ice down the Vistula River in Poland. Despite various attempts to save the dog, it took a research vessel to pull him from the ice. Ms. Carnesi answered lots of questions from our students about the writing process and the children were fascinated to learn that she also illustrated the story. She told us that she gets many of her ideas while riding the bus to work in Philadelphia. Her next book will be about a koala bear. We cannot wait to get our hands on it. Thank you for your time, Ms. Carnesi!
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