Julia Walsh, the author of Wings in the Wind, recently visited the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, to read her picture book to a group of older elementary students. The heartwarming story, set in Newburyport, is about her experiences as a young girl when she encountered an orphaned duckling along the banks of the Merrimack River. It is a story worth sharing over and over again. Julia read her beautiful story with such feeling that everyone got a sense of what she had experienced as a young girl. The story is beautifully illustrated, and offers readers a glimpse of the wonder of nature, and the lesson that sometimes problems cannot be resolved quickly. It is a story of perseverance and compassion that all ages will enjoy!
After reading her story, Julia shared a science lesson on the habitat of the river. She incorporated art and the children were very engaged. Julia was enthusiastic, and her visit was enjoyed by all. I highly recommend her book and hope she keeps writing for children!
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Assistant Head of Youth Services
Peabody Institute Library, Danvers