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NY Times Best Selling Author/Illustrator Peter Brown recently visited Quest Elementary School in Hilton to share his books and what inspired him to create them. Brown spoke to students in two assemblies where he shared how his artist grandfather, who he said took art much more seriously than his grandson, inspired him.
Brown’s first book about his dog, Buffy, was written at age six. After studying art and children’s book writing in college, he went on to illustrate several picture books. The Wild Robot is Brown’s first chapter book, which took seven years to produce from the time he first had the idea for writing a book about a robot in nature.
The Wild Robot is Quest’s One School One Book selection, so when students returned to their classrooms, they each received their own hardcover copy to read with their families. A special author visit program through Hatchet Book Publishing, along with a donation from the Scott Spino Foundation helped to cover the cost of the books, which are only available in hardcover.
Families can share their responses for the book on an online blog. Blog participants are being entered into a drawing for 3-D printed robots each day.
After the assemblies, Brown signed copies of his books in the library and met with the Quest Book Club, where he was presented with a special cake made by teacher Karen Velyk.