Mateys! Shiver me Timbers! There be a Brand-New Writing
Turn your mutinous crew into writers with
A Pirate’s Tale––an
innovative new writing workshop for students, teachers––
or even your run-of-the mill Pirate!
Set sail on a fun
filled Writing Adventure in this Pirate-themed workshop.
Ms. Maden, aka Captain Maden, (In pirate costume) will steer
participants through the uncharted waters of creative writing.
Shanghaied by the
Terror of the Seas himself––Blackbeard the pirate, everyone is
now part of a literary crew aboard the famous pirate flagship,
the Queen Anne’s Revenge. The new crew has direct orders to help
the legendary Blackbeard make his story,
A Pirate’s Tale, a
rousing success. Only problem is–-Blackbeard isn’t much of a
If Blackbeard’s new
crew fails at their task, they may face the famous pirate’s
wrath–– and a long walk on a short plank!
Will the literary crew Sink or Swim? Find out in this
fun-filled workshop––A Pirate’s
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Newspaper Serials: An Exciting
Project for Mary Maden!
not only writes children’s books, but serial novels for young
readers called “serial stories.” To date, millions of readers
have enjoyed Ms. Maden's serial stories in over two hundred
newspapers throughout the United States, Canada, Australia and
Usually published one chapter per week in the newspaper, Mary
Maden’s serial stories are a huge hit with readers–– young and
Maden’s serial stories are not just featured in the newspaper,
but are also used as part of the curriculum in countless
classrooms! In conjunction with the publication of each story,
local teachers use the story and accompanying teacher’s guide to
educate and entertain their students.
Mary Maden’s serial stories in your local newspaper! If your
newspaper hasn't yet published one of Ms. Maden's stories and
you would like to see them do so, contact your newspaper's
Newspaper In Education Coordinator or Educational Services
newspaper to publish your favorite serial story by Mary Maden
a great time to catch some rays and Catch the Reading Bug! Catch
the Reading Bug is the children’s theme selected by the
Collaborative Summer Library Program for libraries in over 40
states nationwide. Be sure to check out all the great things
going on at your local library this summer! For more information
check out the CSLP website at. www.cslpreads.org!
Hot Off the Presses: Sidney the Dancing Caterpillar!
the Reading Bug This Summer with a brand new serial story,
Sidney the Dancing Caterpillar. This story is a perfect match to
the Summer 2008 Library Reading Theme and is loads of fun to
Serial Story is Coming! A
Serial Story is Coming!
Set during the Revolutionary War, Freedom’s Children, is the
latest serial story by Mary Maden. This
blockbuster story is almost ready for publication. (Mary’s is
currently creating a great Teacher’s Guide!) This exciting,
12-chapter historic fiction novel is a guaranteed good read.
Maden's exciting serial stories include:
Sidney the Dancing
the Past: The Mystery of Latham House
Ghost From the Past: The Mystery of the Phantom Dog
A Sea Turtle Story
Legend of the Pony's Tears
The Mystery of the Lost Colony
The Great Manatee Rescue
A Magical Beach Holiday
Dreams Come True
Note: These serial stories are exclusively for newspaper