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"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."

—Saint Augustine (354-430) Christian church father, philosopher, bishop

 

Margaret McManis - Children's Author

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Author of Ole! Cinco de Mayo

What
  • Kids
When June 28, 2013
from 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Where Vail Public Library Community Room
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Vail Public Library will host an author visit and book reading by Margaret McManis at 2:30 p.m. on Friday June 28, 2013 in the library’s newly renovated Community Room. Children and families are encouraged to come to this story time for all ages, enjoy an original story and practice a bit of Salsa dancing, with tambourines and maracas. Like all of the children’s events at Vail Public Library, this unique opportunity is free.

 

McManis has written an adorable bilingual book entitled, "Ole Cinco de Mayo". The story is told in English with many Spanish words to enhance the colorful illustrations. It is written in a lyrical and rhyming fashion that makes it a perfect fit for young children. At the end, there is a song to the children’s tune B-I-N-G-O and a recipe for flan! The story is about a Cinco de Mayo celebration that goes awry and the children who help rescue the celebration.

 

McManis worked for thirty years as an elementary librarian in schools in and around the Houston area and loved doing story times so much that she decided to write her own book.

Her two years earning an MFA in Writing for Children at Vermont College, while studying with Eric Kimmel and Jack Gantos, helped her realize her life-long dream. She is now employed at Montgomery College in the Woodlands, Texas, where she contributes to the literary magazine, The Swirl, is the leader of a children’s writers critique group and travels to schools throughout Texas to do author visits and relive her life as a story telling librarian. Only this time the books are ones she writes.

 

McManis has written an adorable bilingual book entitled, "Ole Cinco de Mayo". The story is told in English with many Spanish words to enhance the colorful illustrations. It is written in a lyrical and rhyming fashion that makes it a perfect fit for young children. At the end, there is a song to the children’s tune B-I-N-G-O and a recipe for flan! The story is about a Cinco de Mayo celebration that goes awry and the children who help rescue the celebration.

 

McManis worked for thirty years as an elementary librarian in schools in and around the Houston area and loved doing story times so much that she decided to write her own book.

Her two years earning an MFA in Writing for Children at Vermont College, while studying with Eric Kimmel and Jack Gantos, helped her realize her life-long dream. She is now employed at Montgomery College in the Woodlands, Texas, where she contributes to the literary magazine, The Swirl, is the leader of a children’s writers critique group and travels to schools throughout Texas to do author visits and relive her life as a story telling librarian. Only this time the books are ones she writes.