The Paideia School, Atlanta GA

(1st Row): Daniel Sperling; (2nd Row): Reed Haury, Eliot Harrison, Ben Seigel, Grace Garlow, Leah Gilbert-Odem; Teacher: Greg Chagnon (with book); (3rd Row): John Mellen, Aidan Brooks, Will Feldman, Michael Walden, Helen Samuel, Kristiana Perryman, Ellery Koelkler-Wolfe, Courtney Ford
(1st Row): Daniel Sperling; (2nd Row): Reed Haury, Eliot Harrison, Ben Seigel, Grace Garlow, Leah Gilbert-Odem; Teacher: Greg Chagnon (with book); (3rd Row): John Mellen, Aidan Brooks, Will Feldman, Michael Walden, Helen Samuel, Kristiana Perryman, Ellery Koelkler-Wolfe, Courtney Ford
Just before the holiday began, I spoke with a group of students from the Paideia School in Atlanta, GA who had been studying The Good Thief. Their teacher, Greg Chagnon, a talented writer and Sirenland alum, organized a skype talk with the class, where we talked about the different characters, and which actors would be best to play Benjamin and Dolly in the movie (Paideia says Johnny Depp and Vince Vaughn). Later, they emailed me book trailers that they'd made for my novel as part of a class project. Check them out below! Many, many thanks to these talented students, and to Greg for pulling it all together. Now I know who to hire to make the trailer for my next book...
Book Trailer #1: by Ellery Koelker-Wolfe and Grace Garlow Book Trailer #2: By Kristiana Perryman & Leah Gilbert-Odem Trailer #3: By Courtney Ford Trailer #4: By Will Feldman & Eliot Harrison

7 Comments

  1. I read your debut novel- The Good Thief- and thoroughly enjoyed it. I reread it 3 times!

    This is not the kind of book I usually read, but I walked into Barnes & Noble and it was the first thing I saw, the blurb on the jacket sounded interesting so I bought it.

    I’m glad I did. I hope some day you will write a sequel as I would love to revisit these characters at a later point in their lives.

    Excellent novel.

    1. Thanks for reading, Gregory!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. I’m working on a new novel now, but will probably return to Ren and Benjamin at some point, so many people have asked me to write a sequel.

      Best,
      Hannah

  2. I just inserted a hyperlink to your blog entries about THE GOOD THIEF for a blog entry I’m writing about what my editorial colleagues are reading. I’m the editorial director for TFCB (a Lerner Publishing Group nonfiction imprint for middle and upper grade readers), and one of my colleagues is currently reading–and loving–THE GOOD THIEF. It was the flap copy that drew her into your book! If you’re interested in my “What Are You Reading?” blog entry, it will go live on Tuesday 3/8/11. Otherwise, you can certainly check out our editorial blog (which represents all our major imprints) before then at http://lernerbooks.blogspot.com Thanks!

  3. Wonderful way to promote your book! As a selector of juvenile fiction, these trailers have prompted me to purchase the book for our library. Videos are a unique way to “review” a title. Thanks for the creative inspiration for children.

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