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Melanie speaking to childrenAuthor, Melanie Chrismer, is available for school presentations and other speaking engagements.

Melanie is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, specifically associated with the Houston chapter .

She enjoys speaking to students, faculty, parents, writers, and others.

Chachalaca Chiquita
Features her book of the same name. (Go to Books, for more information.) The presentation tells the story with PowerPoint slides of the picture book pages and photos of the real Texas animals. This is a great choice for grades K-3.

Tall Tale Talk
Centered around the Phoebe Clappsaddle series picture books (Pelican Publishing Co.) It teaches students about American tall tales and features a lariat demonstration. "The main character sets the tone of each book in this series. Phoebe Clappsaddle is a southwestern belle; she can ride and rope like any cowboy but she always uses her perfect manners—pinkies up and all." Melanie includes information about.

Melanie speaking at Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart in Houston.What's Out There?
Features information from: Highlights from the Hubble: Postcards from Space, her space science solar system books (Scholastic). Melanie shares her experience from her ride on NASA’s zero-gravity trainer (the Vomit Comet). The presentation is adjusted for the student audience age.

Pulling A Story Out Of The Air
Creative writing and career information are the background for this presentation. The students are given idea- gathering hints, writing organizational tips, and revision suggestions. This culminates with encouragement the youngsters to "pull stories" themselves, and enjoy the process.

Melanie Chrismer travels to all 50 states. For more information click on the Contact Melanie or Book Me page. Event interest, information, booking and help can also be found with Authors and More, or Pelican Publishing Company School Sales Manager at 1-800-843-1724.

"I have the experience and desire to customize presentations if needed."

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