MIKE-apalooza! Thanks, Nelson Middle School!


Nelson County Middle School is doing a school wide read (or listen) of THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE.  It was such FUN talking with these smart, funny, clever young people!  Here are some of their creations:

Signs from the book for various rooms (I like how the front office got to be “Big Dawg,”) and quotes:



A beautiful Lego bridge and map, just like Mike’s, and a cat clock just like Poppy & Moo’s:


In fact, all the clocks in the school were transformed into “Felix the Cat” clocks:

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A bulletin board with Lego tile comments folks can leave related to the book’s themes (“Do you remember a time you were lost?”), a skit,  quotes from the book and even, the piece de resistance, Past’s shopping cart complete with laptop, cooler and photo of Misha!  Wow!  And even flowers and a Relay for Life luminaria in my honor!  Yup, this is what makes a writer’s day — no, a writer’s whole year!  Thanks, guys!



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5 responses to “MIKE-apalooza! Thanks, Nelson Middle School!

  1. Laura DeVault

    Wow! That’s amazing! So glad you were so well celebrated!

  2. Karen L. Largen

    You are so gracious and your presentation to our middle school students was fantastic!!! We continued on and had my eighth grade class dress as the characters from your book and pose with students in all grades for pictures. Plus, I will share (or Shelli will) the video we are creating from the book. Keep your wonderful writing coming!!!

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