Member Profile

Susan Margaret Chapman

2010

Susan Chapman has been a teacher-librarian and a primary teacher in Toronto and in Markham, Ontario. She has also taught teacher-librarians in East Africa, and worked for a summer in the library in Harrods Dept. Store in London, England. She was inspired to write TOO MUCH NOISE IN THE LIBRARY when she was a busy librarian, and found herself bellowing, “There’s too much noise in the library!” Then she remembered the old folktale that she had often told the students.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

TOO MUCH NOISE IN THE LIBRARY. Upstartbooks, 2010
THE OLD WAYS. Fifth House (Fitzhenry and Whiteside), 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

TOO MUCH NOISE IN THE LIBRARY will be told with lots of partcipation by the students.  The steps that happened in the production of the book will be shown, including the original sketches for the illustrations.  Students may compose their own books, based on the pattern of TOO MUCH NOISE, or they may retell the story, using the handouts of the illustrator's first and last sketch pages to make a booklet.  The original folktale may also be told.

THE OLD WAYS will be read and discussed. It is for slightly older children. We will talk about contemporary Inuit life, and compare it with the past. We will also discuss research as a part of a fiction book.

Presentation Length:
40 min
Genre:
picture book fiction
Grades:
K-4
Audience size:
30-60
Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$150
Two sessions:
$250
Three sessions:
$350
GST:
GST applicable