Newbery Medal Winning Author Clare Vanderpool Visits Gould

October 8, 2013


It’s not every day that a Newbery Medal winning and New York Times bestselling author visits your campus and runs a writer’s workshop for a small group of students.

But that’s what author Clare Vanderpool did on Monday morning.

After speaking to Gould students at morning assembly, Vanderpool, who won the 2011 Newbery Medal for her first book Moon Over Manifest, treated aspiring writers from Gould, the Eddy School and Telstar Middle School to an intimate writer’s workshop over lunch.

Hear what Skye ’15 learned during the workshop.


How did the author from Wichita, Kansas find her way to Gould Academy?

In 2010, Vanderpool visited Gould during her field research for her second book Navigating Early, the story of two boarding school boys on a quest on Maine’s portion of the Appalachian Trail.

The Newbery Medal is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children each year. Past Newbery Medal winners include A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien, and The Hero and the Crown by Gould Academy alumna Robin McKinley ’70.



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