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Also see David Considine,
Media Literacy Workshops and Consulting

Presented in 38 states and 4 countries


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Staff Development & Student Presentations
  • Viewing skills
  • Media Literacy
  • Standards-Based
  • Developmentally Appropriate

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Serving Public and Private Schools including:

Gaston Day [NC]    Key School [MD] Harpeth Hall [TN] Montgomery Bell [TN] Georgetown Visitation [DC]

Media Literacy Graduate Program at Appalachian State University.

Consistent with 21'st Century Skills

Helping Students Explore Texts That are Read, Heard & Viewed.

Host an author/artist visit to your library or school to correspond with these special events. In-state bookings accepted 4 weeks ahead of date. Out-of-state bookings accepted 6 weeks ahead of time [less for border states]. To inquire contact [828] 262-2270

Can't Afford an Author Visit?


Animated version of this Caldecott classic available from

  a story a story

The classic Caldecott medal-winner is back in a brand new printing with the gold medal on the cover.

To order the book contact your bookstore and give them the folowing information.

  • Hard cover ISBN 0-689-205112
  • Paperback ISBN 0-689-71201-4

Discount copies available from Simon and Schuster's Children's Publishing for Author Appearances.


Something About The Author

The author discusses her stories and her artistic techniques.

Click on the Book Cover to view Gail's Autobiography Feature as a PDF

Teaching Viewing Skills Thru Picture Books
With ELA Standards/Media Technology
[ click for pdf document

NEW - 2007.

"Richer Reading: Processing Picture Books".

Special standards-based ELA workshops for teachers to help children recognize, read and comprehend the content and design of picture books including author's intent.

Encourage students to make inferences from information contained in both words and images.

Click for a story, astory star PDF

Click for richer readings session objective PDF

Click for richer readings connections PDF

Click for sky journey as motif PDF

Click for 4 pages PDF


Click to See Video

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"A Literary Life" Video, 2004

Click here for more images and reviews

The Look of the Book:
Understanding Design Decisions
[ click for pdf document ]


Gail Haley in character as Poppyseed, telling one of her Jack Tales.

MY FATHER'S BEAST now available!

A contemporary story of family life and substance abuse.

Click here for more images and special workshop.

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Palmer Lake, CO
(888) 570-2663

Click above to see Governor's Citation


"This handsome picture book for middle readers relates the story of legendary Native American deity Kokopelli the Cicada...Bold and colorful acrylic paintings on textured paper filled with images central to Native American culture, create a rich visual backdrop against which this compelling story unfolds."
(Booklist, October 2003)


In addition to her award-winning children's books, Gail E Haley has also co-authored other educational books and programs on Media Literacy.You can learn more about Media Literacy at co-author  David Considine's website here.


Both books published by:
Parkway Publishers, Inc.


For more than 30 years Haley's award winning books have captured the hearts and minds of readers young and old.

Throughout that time she has presented workshops, story telling, art demonstrations and puppetry programs in schools and libraries throughout the USA, Canada, England and Australia.

In 1997 she worked with students and teachers at the American International Schools in Africa.

African Story Teller

'Once oh small children round my knee there were no stories on earth to hear.'

So begins Gail E. Haley's classic children's book
and Caldecott medal winner,

a story a story

Cover of The Post Office Cat



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