Master knitter and Maine writer Robin Orm Hansen began to write in fourth grade and, since then, writing has supported her through school and university years, as a mother, journal, folklorist, newsletter editor, and fiction writer.
Surrounded by knitting aunts and cousins as a child, Robin has no memory of learning to knit. Knitting was what people did - even her great-grandfather was a knitter!
Robin is both a writer and reader of middle-grade and young adult novels. Her favorite books are The Underneath by Kathi Appelt; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, by Sherman Alexie; City of Dark Magic, by Magnus Flyte; and anything by Pierre Boulle.
Biographical information from www.robinormhansen.com
November 16-17, 2017: Pembroke Elementary School, Charlotte Elementary School, Beatrice Rafferty Elementary School
March 21, 2017: Swan's Island Elementary
Immerse Yourself in Robin's Book:
IRW creates activity sheets to supplement the books we bring to life in the classroom, and provide these sheets to teachers and students to use in preparation for their school visit. Here is a link to activity sheets for Robin's book, Ice Harbor Mittens.