The Adirondack Kids®

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The Adirondack Kids®, by award-winning authors, JUSTIN & GARY VANRIPER

School Visits

For more than 17 years we, (the VanRipers), have enjoyed the privilege of presenting at schools, libraries, conferences, and on radio and television with our message: The 3 R’s: Reading, (w)Riting & Relationships. Thousands of students, including many reluctant readers, have been encouraged to remain engaged with reading and been challenged to try their own hand at writing. During a typical presentation, students are exposed to the fundamentals of the craft as the mystique of the publishing process is removed. With the advent of new technologies, we have been able to expand the number of ways we can now interact with schools as outlined below. We look forward to the opportunity to come alongside and help inspire those under your daily care to become more passionate and effective readers and writers inside and outside the classroom.

Traditional School visit:

    • Cost: $950.00 
    • Includes: The Adirondack Kids® author(s) will visit the school for up to three 45-minute presentations. The school library will receive a full set of books at no cost, and each student will receive a free bookmark. The school agrees to distribute book order forms to each student allowing them the opportunity to order autographed books a discount. Call Carol for additional information at 315-225-0154 or e-mail cvanriper@mac.com.

 

1 School 1 Book:

    • Cost: The school purchases one book for every student in the school at a discounted price (final price based on the number of students participating in the program). The school agrees to distribute order forms offering students the opportunity to purchase autographed books also offered at a discount.
    • Includes: The Adirondack Kids® author(s) will visit the school and the speaking fee waived - (provision of lodging & travel fees only). Just like the traditional school visit, this generally includes up to three 45-minute presentations. The school library will receive a full set of books at no cost, and each student will receive a free bookmark. Call Carol for additional information at 315-225-0154 or e-mail cvanriper@mac.com
The students and faculty at Frankfort-Schuyler Elementary School participated in a ‘one book, one school” program for the first time this spring. The book was Adirondack Kids by Justin and Gary VanRiper. Although there was some hesitate at first about all the children from kindergarten to grade five reading the same book, that quickly changed! Once the children started reading the book with their families and teaches, everyone became highly enthusiastic… Once children completed the book, I was amazed at the comments so many of them made. One little girl told me how sad she was that the book was finished and the program would be over. Several asked if we could select another one of your books to start next week. As a reading teacher and working on numerous programs throughout the years, I have never seen the students as excited as they were with this!
Thank you VanRipers for visiting our school and making reading fun for the students at Frankfort—Schuyler School!
— Linda U, Remedial Reading Teacher, Frankfort-Schuyler Elementary School

1 Class 1 Book:

    • Cost: The school purchases one book for every student in a classroom (minimum 15) at the normal cover price and agrees to distribute book order forms offering students the opportunity to purchase additional autographed books at a discount.
    • Includes: The Adirondack Kids® co-author(s) will do a FREE 20-Minute Skype question and answer session with the class! Classes may be combined. Call Carol for additional information at 315-225-0154 or e-mail cvanriper@mac.com.
    • Note: Only 1 such Skype visit per school can be offered per year.

 

Traditional Skype Visit:

    • Cost: $300.00. The school agrees to distribute order forms offering students the opportunity to purchase autographed books at a discount.
    • Includes: The Adirondack Kids® author(s) will do their full 45-minute presentation with questions and answers on Skype. Call Carol for additional information at 315-225-0154 or e-mail cvanriper@mac.com.

 

 

*** Travel and lodging to be provided for any visits more than a 1 and a half-hour drive from our home in Camden, NY.