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"Having Jill Sheeley visit my art and writing class, showing her books in various stages of completion, was right in line with the drafting and planning lessons we were covering. For kids to see the hard work and multiple attempts it takes for grown-ups to get it right, it’s a valuable lesson, helping them to stick to it, and not give up until their work’s done in a way they can be proud of.
you get when mix a big yellow lab, a room full of students
and the author Jill Sheeley? Pure enthusiasm to grab
her books and read! Students at Strawberry Park Elementary
in Steamboat Springs, CO were delighted to host Jill
Sheeley in the spring of 2006. She not only shared
the writing process with students, but she brings
adventures from her books to life as she shares her
stories. Our students love her, and adore Fraser.
Our teachers were thrilled to have an authentic opportunity
for students to see the writing process from a writer.
Librarians, like myself just love the excitement
she brings to reading. We are all anxious for the
next Fraser adventure to be released. Jill's books
keep flying of the shelf by our students who still
remember meeting Fraser and his amazing real life
adventures. She is an author that is a must see for
any school with students who have a love for dogs
and crave the adventures found in the great outdoors
of the Rocky Mountains."
Library Media Specialist
Strawberry Park Elementary
Steamboat Springs, CO
the highlights of first grade literacy is Jill Sheeley’s
annual visit with her faithful Lab Fraser. The children
are spellbound as they listen to Jill read about Fraser’s
adventures. Whether on a ski mountain or on a raft trip,
Fraser is the hero that young children can relate to.
Many of my students have used the “Fraser idea”
in their own creative writing.”
Aspen Elementary School
visited my Fourth and Fifth Grade classes at Aspen
Country Day School this spring, and she was a utterly
Pre-K class also sat in, and she managed to keep pre-schoolers,
as well as my older students, enthralled and inspired. Not
only are Jill Sheeley's books well written and fun
for all ages, but they embody the true essence of the
Aspen Ideal: a connection to the wilderness, a love
for all animals, friendship, courage, and adventure. I
highly recommend Jill Sheeley, both as an author, and
as a speaker and educator. If you can't invite
her to speak in person, then her many diverse and playful
books will speak for themselves, touching the lives
both of children and of children at heart."
Fourth and Fifth Grade Humanities Teacher
Aspen Country Day School
"My name is Paula Prikryl. I am a Pre-Kindergarten
teacher at the Aspen Country Day School. One of the highlights
of our year is when Jill comes to our school and reads
the Fraser books to my students and the older children.
Afterwords she opens it up for questions. The children
almost always want to know how she comes up with the
plots and what is involved in writing and publishing
a book. It would not be Spring in my classroom without
Jill her dog Maggie and the Fraser Stories."
Aspen Country Day
to add my thanks to those of the kids from the morning
session of the Aspen Writers’ Foundation’s
kids camp. We all loved seeing you and Fraser. It was
great for the kids to get a physical sense of book production,
of how you write and think about books. They were astounded
by the idea of 200 revisions. They always want to hear
about you and Fraser and enjoy your presence whenever
they have the chance.
"You are so terrific! Thank you for the very fun
and educational presentation you gave my class last Thursday.
They are still talking about it. You made a huge impact
on their outlook concerning writing. The students are
in the process of writing you thank you notes.
Thanks again. Can’t wait for next year!"
5th grade teacher
Aspen Middle School
"I just wanted to let you know how much Sam enjoyed
and was inspired by your presentation. He liked having
your illustrator talk about her role. We just came back
from a trip and lo and behold, he kept a journal—thanks
to you. Sometimes certain special events really click
with kids and for Sam, your presentation really clicked
Joni, mom of Sam
Carbondale Elementary School student
"I just love the book and everything else. When I
first got the package, I screamed because I was so excited
and after that, I called my mom to tell her about the
new book. I will be in the 5th grade and that means it
is my last year to George Elementary. Winston and Millie
(her dogs) are doing great. How is Fraser and Maggie doing?
We have been very busy…….
Meg, Winston and Millie