Wacky, Collaborative Creativity
On Friday, Dec. 7, Michael Northrop, author of the YA novels Trapped, Plunked, and Gentlemen, spoke with almost 200 middle school students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School for All TAB 2012.
During the talk, students and Mr. Northrop created a story about a Polish girl named Katya, held captive by Santa at the North Pole…
When a hobbit enters the room (but is secretly Wolverine in disguise), he defeats the other elves, and then takes on Santa in a giant battle. When only Wolverine and Rudolph are left standing, suddenly Blitzen enters the battle… But, oh no! Blitzen double crosses Rudolph and comes to Wolverine’s aid!
The event was very silly and lots of fun, and we still can’t decide whether the students were more entertained by Mr. Northrop, or vice versa.
Don’t know anything about Michael Northrop?
Check out our interview on the Teen Blog: Author Michael Northrop Talks Snow, The Red Sox and Waterskiing Squirrels. Then read our reviews of Gentlemen, Trapped and Plunked.
TAB is a reading program for Arlington’s middle and high schoolers, in which students meet during their school lunch periods to discuss new books, and vote on their top books of each year. All TAB is an annual gathering where middle school students get to meet and speak with an author.
TAB is a partnership between Arlington Public School’s middle school librarians, and the Arlington Public Library Youth Services librarians.