March 23, 2007

DOING HANK PROUD:

Hometown author shares her stories of inspiration (CHRIS GRAY, The Romeo Observer)

Denise Coughlin, author of "Dragon in my Pocket," visited Croswell Elementary to speak with students about writing and inspiration, tying in with March being Reading Month. [...]

In her book, an illustrated children's story about a boy named Sebastian, she gives a message of courage and inspiration for kids, saying it is the size of your heart that matters. [...]

The Shelby Township resident told a captivated audience of students how her father would talk about her Polish ancestor named Henryk Sienkiewicz.

"He was Poland's first Nobel Prize winner for literature," she said. "Listening to my father talk about him inspired me to write."

Because of this, she told students she wanted to have characters from Poland in her story. A character named Grandma Busia tells the Legend of Kraskow, sharing not only a tale from history, but Polish culture with the students.



Posted by Orrin Judd at March 23, 2007 12:01 AM
Comments

We found the film of "With Fire and Sword" totally incomprehensible. I read and enjoyed the book and I still couldn't really follow the action and the sub-titles weren't much help. My husband was totally lost.

We didn't even order the second disk. Too bad, but maybe now that "300" is such a big hit, somebody will make a film in English in such way as to make the story understandable.

Posted by: erp at March 23, 2007 12:52 PM

We found the film of "With Fire and Sword" totally incomprehensible. I read and enjoyed the book and I still couldn't really follow the action and the sub-titles weren't much help. My husband was totally lost.

We didn't even order the second disk. Too bad, but maybe now that "300" is such a big hit, somebody will make a film in English in such way as to make the story understandable.

Posted by: erp at March 23, 2007 12:59 PM
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