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Visiting Author Via Skype: Evelyn Bookless – Captain Green and the Plastic Scene (K-2)
October 29, 2019 @ 9:56 am - 10:41 am
The VAE is excited to bring, via Skype, Author: Evelyn Bookless.
Evelyn Bookless grew up on a farm in the West of Ireland. She spent her time playing in the trees with her siblings, making up games and stories, and generally being fairly good.
Evelyn has always adored reading. Her favorite part of the week was when the school bus stopped at the local library on the way home. Everyone ran in like they had never seen a book before in their lives. It was every man for themselves, trying to grab the best ones.
She went on to study English at university (where there was still a lot of running and grabbing of books, especially at exam time). Later (after a stint as a computer programmer), Evelyn decided to train as a teacher. She loves to work with children and see the world through their eyes – they make her giggle a lot. She has taught in London, Hong Kong and Singapore and has recently moved to the Netherlands.
She finds the sea magical and is fascinated by narwhals, manatees and the hosts of crazy looking creatures in the deep.
Saddened by the amount of plastic waste she saw in the ocean one day, Evelyn was inspired to write Captain Green and the Plastic Scene. She dreams about clean oceans and contented sea creatures.
When: Tuesday, October 29th
Where: IDEA LAB via Skype from the Netherlands
Time: 9:56am – 10:41am
Who: Grades K-2
“Fresh out of Superhero School, Captain Green gets a call. Dolphin is tangled up in plastic, and there’s trouble for Seagull and Turtle too. When our brave superhero rushes off to help, he finds himself on a major mission: saving sea creatures from plastic. Using his incredible powers, Captain Green saves the day. But can he clean up this mess for good? After trying to fix things on his own, Captain Green hatches a plan. He shares the 3Rs with some beach goers who discover that, “you don’t need superpowers to save the seas, it just takes a super human.”