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Author Katherine Rundell Speaks At Hamlin

On Tuesday, Katherine Rundell dazzled students in Grades 3-5 with an eclectic presentation that stirred the imagination of everyone in the room.

Katherine Rundell is the author of RooftoppersCartwheeling in Thunderstorms (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner), The Wolf Wilder, and The Explorer. She grew up in Zimbabwe, Brussels, and London, and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless. In her spare time, she enjoys walking on tightropes and trespassing on the rooftops of Oxford colleges.

Highlights included Ms. Rundell:

-Describing swimming next to pink dolphins in the Amazon River

-Sharing the importance of including detailed descriptions of food when writing books

-Describing the taste of a tarantula as a mix of burnt hair and dirt

-Describing the way a wolf smells and breathes

A couple of Katherine Rundell quotes:

“Don’t let me people tell you that your stories are too unlikely.”

“A good book makes the world disappear, if you keep looking you will meet that book!”

To learn more about Ms. Rundell and her books, please visit: https://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Katherine-Rundell/410789881