"Liesl Shurtliff may be smaller than half our seventh graders but she masterfully won them over and kept their attention through the entire presentation. She was able to pique their imaginations, engage them with questions, and still bring them back to topic and make her points about the writing process and the power of fairytales. The book and the author were definitely worth a visit to our middle school!"

— Jerling Junior High, Orland Park, IL

“Terrific presentation! The students were engaged and participated during the entire program. The kids loved being involved!”

— Sarah Walz/Librarian, Kuentz Elementary, San Antonio, TX

"Liesl was wonderful with the children. She spoke TO them, not AT them, which is key to getting them to listen and be engaged. The students are loving the book as a read-aloud. I am looking forward to more books from Liesl and will definitely welcome her back to our school!”

— Daniel Boone Elementary, Chicago, IL

"Our students loved RUMP, both the book and the character, and when they met Liesl the writer — WOW! — she was a force of encouragement and adventure to them as readers and writers!"

— Cathy Askeland, Timber Ridge Middle School, Plainfield, IL

“Liesl Shurtliff's presentation on the book Rump was a hit! Students left the presentation energized about writing and even had the ideas to start a draft. We are looking forward to her next book and having her back for another author visit.”

— Deanna O'Marah Aue Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas