The committee had our finally wrap-up meeting this afternoon, and the consensus is that there has never been an event to parallel this in the history of the school!
From Betty Rendino, Resources Teacher, Jericho Elementary, Vermont, USA; following a 1-week theatrical/storytelling project with students from Kindergarten to Grade 4.
Thank you so much for coming into the school yesterday to share your work with the students. I have heard nothing but accolades and praise about your presentation. You are the first author that I have booked, thank you for making it such a positive experience for me and the school.
From Christine Hall, Librarian, Keeler Elementary, Calgary
The kids were really excited about your visit when I questioned them on Thurs and Fri. They loved your storytelling the best…especially your BIG eyes!!!! It was great to have you in our school again.
Mavis Teske, Librarian, Westlock Elementary School, Westlock, Alberta
Thank you again ever so much for coming to visit our school! The students loved your stories, your expressiveness… There was a huge demand for your books from our library after your visit.
Michelle Graham, Library Resource Technology Specialist, Riverbend School, Calgary Board of Education.
It is a pleasure to work with you reaching out to the children.
Gloria Tremblay, Executive Director, Young Alberta Book Society.
Tololwa demonstrated the steps and requirements of successful story writing to the students. They found him to be very informative.
Comments from a school after Chrysalis Book Tour
My daughter took a 2 day writing workshop at the Bennett Centre, in which you were one of the teachers. I just wanted to let you know that she loved the course, and especially your part of things. She was starting not to like language arts in school but this has given her a renewed interest in writing stories/poems, which is awesome! Please accept my thanks.
Comments in an email from an appreciative parent to Tololwa Mollel
Storyteller Tololwa Mollel has an unerring sense of how to shape tales from the African sources of his homeland so that they can be savored by children from a wide cultural range.
The Edmonton Journal.
In all (of Mollel’s) work, his storytelling prowess and academic specialty in African drama come together to create a vivid and dynamic narrative.
Quill & Quire.