Doylestown: History themed story time with Matthew Landis

Matthew Landis story time

Come join Central Bucks teacher and author Matthew Landis for a history-themed story time, perfect for ages 0-5. History will be boring no more as Matthew reads aloud, sings some songs, and encourages kids to dig up the past in a fun and interactive way. For any older kids and parents in the crowd, stick around for the official launch of Matthew's middle school novel, THE NOT-SO-BORING LETTERS OF PRIVATE NOBODY, immediately after!

Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody

Twelve-year-old Oliver Prichard is obsessed with the Civil War. He knows everything about it: the battles, the generals, every movement of the Union and Confederate Armies. So when the last assignment of seventh-grade history is a project on the Civil War, Oliver is over the moon--until he's partnered with Ella Berry, the slacker girl with the messy hair who does nothing but stare out the window. And when Oliver finds out they have to research a random soldier named Private Raymond Stone who didn't even fight in any battles before dying of some boring disease, Oliver knows he's doomed.

But Ella turns out to be very different from what Oliver expected. As the partners film their documentary about Private Stone--with Oliver's friend Kevin signing on as their head writing consultant--Oliver discovers that sometimes the most interesting things are hiding in uninteresting places. Even Private Stone is better than expected: There's a mystery buried in his past, and Oliver knows he can figure it out.

About Matt
Headshot of Matt Landis Matthew Landis slays boredom wherever it lurks in his eighth-grade social studies classroom. He lives in his hometown of Perkasie, PA, with his wife and two kids, and a boxer that acts much like the forgotten eldest child.
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Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
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The Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735227989
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - February 13th, 2018

League of American Traitors Cover Image
ISBN: 9781510707351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sky Pony - August 8th, 2017

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