Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gavin the writer

At the beginning of the school year Jeremy and I feared that Gavin may have ADD.  He had trouble paying attention in class and could get so absorbed in an activity that he was unaware of what was going on around him.  We even filled out an evaluation form and had his teacher do one as well for our pediatrician to look over.  Many people told us that he was too young and probably just needed to mature a bit, but we still worried.  Than a few months ago something happened.  All of a sudden Gavin decided he wanted to be an author and illustrator when he grew up.  Each day after school he rushed home to get his work done so that he could write.  And write he did!  It got so bad that we were actually rationing the paper he could use each day.  He wrote a whole series of books about a super hero named The Green Gavin.  He took them to school to share them with the class and something changed.  All of a sudden it was like school had a purpose in his life and he wanted to do well.  His teacher exclaimed about how different he had become and  we sighed in relief.  Well he still writes, in fact he has just started a new series about visiting and moving to the North Pole.  Here are the first few pages, but if you want to read the rest, you'll have to buy it at the bookstore :)
 A Family Story About Going to the North Pole- Number Two
 Once upon a time, my family moved to the North Pole.
When they opened the door, they saw elves working.

1 comment:

Lisa Allen said...

This is awesome! Way to go Gavin! We have an author in the family.