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Book details
  • SubGenre:Educators
  • Language:English
  • Pages:30
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098352141

I Want To Tell You About My Friend Walter!

by Lynn Colvin, Ed. D. and Wendy Zacuto, MA, Ed.

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I Want to Tell You About My Friend Walter invites the reader to look through the eyes of a young boy as he tells us about the remarkable and inspiring life of Walter, his elder friend. Our narrator teaches us that even though we might be from different generations, friendship knows no age and we have much to learn from one another.
Older elementary students will enjoy Walter's true story, told by a fictional young boy who, like Walter, loves the ocean. Teachers will find this book an introduction to studies of history through interviewing sages in their lives. Through the young boy's eyes, we travel all over the world as we learn about Walter and his adventures. We follow Walter as a very young child, learning to read, through high school, two wars, and a variety of impressive, later-in-life careers. We learn how a person can face a challenge and rise above it, and we rejoice with Walter when he finally retires and finds his "happy place:" the joy of sailing on the ocean.
About the author
Lynn Colvin is a California native and lives near Marina del Rey. Lynn is an accomplished educational leader who specializes in raising student achievement by training and coaching principals and teachers in both private and public schools. She is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach, USC, and the University of LaVerne where she respectively holds a bachelor's of science, masters, and doctorate in organization leadership. She is the founder of LCEC (Lynn Colvin Educational Consultants), which she started in 2003. Before she became a consultant, she worked as a teacher, principal, director of curriculum, instruction, and staff development, assistant superintendent of educational services, and interim superintendent. She was presented an outstanding achievement award by one of the board members of the Inglewood Unified School District, Dr. Shaw, for outstanding service. Lynn has a talented son and daughter-in-law and two amazing grandchildren who attend secondary schools in Maryland. Lynn had her visit sailing experience in college and loved it so much, she purchased her own Catalina 27' which she enjoyed for many years. She has continued to sail over the years with various clubs in the Marina, which is where she met her new friends, Walter and Joe. Walter became the subject of her book, entitled, "I Want to tell You About My Friend, Walter!" She looks forward to participating with old and new friends who share her passion. Tennis, dancing, traveling, and having fun listening to jazz and blues are the activities at the top of the 'to do' list.