Gallery: Marion Hall Holland
Marion's 'chalk talks'
My grandmother used to give "chalk talks" for groups of kids, and she took me along to one of them when I was 6 or 7 years old. It was at the Chevy Chase Elementary School, across the street from her house.
Marion tucked a giant pad of paper under her arm, tossed a box of crayons into her pocketbook, and we walked across Rosemary Circle to the school.
I remember feeling shy but proud to tag along into a classroom full of children, where Marion perched on a stool and told stories, illustrating them as she went along. I wish we'd kept some of those giant pads of paper! (Although it's likely Marion gave the pictures to the children after her story was told.)
Marion Holland's books are represented by McIntosh & Otis, Inc.