Paul Zinni, Superintendent
18 King Street
Norfolk, MA 02056
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Bestselling Children’s Book Author Stuart Gibbs Visits King Philip Middle School
NORFOLK — Superintendent Paul Zinni is pleased to announce that on Oct. 6, Stuart Gibbs, the bestselling author of young adult and children’s books, visited King Philip Middle School.
In collaboration with the An Unlikely Story book store in Plainville, English teachers Alison Reyes and Melinda Parker arranged to have the famous author come to visit KPMS. All seventh grade students enjoyed a 35-minute presentation from Gibbs in which he shared his writing process and how he gets his ideas for the books he writes.
In anticipation of his visit, students decorated the auditorium with different posters and decor representing Gibbs’ many books.
He is the author of the “FunJungle” series, as well as the New York Times bestselling “Spy School” and “Moon Base Alpha” series. He has written screenplays for the movies “See Spot Run” and “Repli-Kate,” worked on several of animated films and developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox.
After Gibbs’ presentation, a question and answer session was held in which students were able to ask him questions. Some of the questions and answers were:
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. “I’ve been telling myself ‘life is good’ every day since long before there was a clothing company with that name.”
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. “Ice cream.”
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. “My wife. Everyone respects how good she is at her job — and yet, I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like her.”
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
After the Q&A session, a book signing session was held for students, followed by a luncheon with all of the school’s English Department teachers.