Inspired by his popular new book , The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You Into Space and Back Again (Candlewick Press), Allan Wolf’s latest poetic presentation is one part facts and three parts fun! A multi-media presentation for third through sixth grade. Featuring puppets, amazing facts, music, and, of course, Allan Wolf’s engaging award-winning poetry. An interactive out-of-this-world introduction to our solar system and beyond. Wolf brings each planet to life with its own memorable personality. Saturn is a fashionista. Jupiter is a bodybuilder. Neptune sings the blues. Pluto and its moon, Charon, dance like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Elderly rockets reminisce at the Rusty Rockets Retirement home. Members of the audience become famous astronomers who discover stars and robots that rule the world. Lunch with the author and book signings by request.
Both in-person and virtual (pre-recorded) options are available for this program.
Two time winner of the North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, Allan Wolf is the author of picture books, poetry, and young adult novels. Booklist has named his historical verse novel, The Watch That Ends the Night, one of “The 50 Best Young Adult Books of All Time.” Also a skilled and seasoned performer of 30 years, Allan Wolf’s dynamic author talks and poetry presentations for all ages are meaningful, educational and unforgettable. With nearly a thousand poems committed to memory, Florida Reading Quarterly calls Wolf “the gold standard of performing poetry.” Wolf has an MA in English from Virginia Tech where he also taught. He moved to North Carolina to become artistic director of the touring group Poetry Alive!