Friday Nov. 14th, we participated in a Live Google Hangout with Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Students from around the world sent in questions to Pernille Ripp, the creator of Global Read Aloud, and Mrs. Ripp asked Hunt the questions. We learned everything from what motivated Hunt to write the book (Starwars! We couldn't believe it!) to how she got the inspiration for Carly (Hunt was in foster homes growing up too!)
It was so interesting to hear more about Hunt's writing process, and how she makes the characters come alive. My favorite part of the Hangout was when Hunt told us the epilogue to the book....we got to find out what happened with Carley years in the future!
Hunt's next book, Fish in a Tree, comes out February 5, 2015. We can't wait to read it! It's already on the list for book contenders for Global Read Aloud 2015!!