Posted by: David Weimer | October 21, 2013

“Ben and the Dragon” book reading & painting

Local couple entertains children

October 19, 2013
By MOLLIE WARNER – Staff Writer , Times Leader

ST. CLAIRSVILLE- Andrée and David Weimer treated second, third, and fourth grade students at St. Mary’s school to an auditory and visual experience this past Friday. The couple collaborated on a book, with David doing the writing and Andrée providing illustrations. The book is called “Ben and the Dragon”, based partially on their son. David says “the only imaginary thing is the dragon world, which is strongly influenced by my notions of my French wife’s heritage. I wanted to write a story for my boy where something extraordinary happens to him.” While David read two chapters aloud to students, Andrée painted a scene from the book. The painting was donated to be put in St. Mary’s library.

David has published two other books, and Andreé is a professional artist who runs a painting class at Fala Carte Art Studio at 165 East Main St. in St. Clairsville. David and Andrée live in Flushing, and their two sons attend St. Mary’s school. Monday Oct. 21 and Wednesday Oct. 23, they will be repeating their reading/painting performance at St. Clairsville Elementary School’s “Literacy Night: Reading is Spooktacular” event. They will do two readings each night, one at 5:30 p.m. and one at 6 p.m., with a question and answer session after each reading. For each painting that Andrée does, a prize drawing will be held. “Ben and the Dragon” can be purchased on amazon.com.

Warner can be reached at mwarner@timesleaderonline.com.

Article Photos

T-L Photo/MOLLIE?WARNER
Andr­­­ée Weimer paints a scene from ‘Ben and the Dragon”

 

Visit this article online

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: