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Full Name: Marc Tyler Nobleman
Biography:
I'm the author of more than 70 books including "Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman," which received multiple starred reviews and was on the front page of "USA Today." It was also one of 75 out of an eligible 6,000 titles to be named an American Library Association Notable Book for 2009. I've written extensively for Nickelodeon and am also a cartoonist. I speak at schools, libraries, and conferences nationwide on a variety of subjects. Testimonials: "Yet another great [presentation]. You just get better and better." -Susie Mee, Director, Authors Read Aloud (a Learning Leaders program), New York, New York, "Your presentation was BY FAR the best!" -Susan Hood, author/former editor of Nick Jr. magazine, during a two-day book festival "Your presentation was great! The highlight of our year!" -Cynthia Reed, librarian, Swope Middle School, Reno, Nevada, "You are by far the best author that we have had in my classroom. The content and your approach are terrific. You obviously know what children enjoy and you relate to them at their level. My students will never forget you." -Socorrito "Sukie" Claudio, 5th grade teacher, PS 130, Bronx, New York, "About six [teachers] have [told] me how great your presentation was. The school counselor said it was a "real treat." I heard many "greats" and even had the assistant principal tell me he wants to use the ideas not only at school but with his own kids at home. Thanks so much for sharing with our students and getting our staff excited about your ideas." -Melanie Clark, media specialist, Ruby Major Elementary, Hermitage (Nashville), Tennessee, "I can't say enough good things about your visit! People have been coming up to me all afternoon and evening at baseball telling me that their kids loved today's author visit! My son came home very bummed because it's all the kids in his class were talking about and he missed it!" -Judy Senft, PTA, Norton School, Cheshire, Connecticut, "I know that you make a difference wherever you speak" -Eileen Weinstein, librarian, Briscoe Elementary, Houston, Texas, "Real world info from a young professional-just what kids need. I think you had an instant connection-they were so quiet-really interested. Your honesty was refreshing!" -Patricia Seligson, nurse, Mission Valley Middle School, Prairie Village, Kansas, "I was very impressed by your presentation! Your talk about 'perseverance and rejection' was extremely inspirational for both the teachers and students. You are very talented and I was honored to get to meet you! I have NEVER seen the students being so quiet and intrigued!" -Jennifer Marini, 4th grade teacher, Long Hill School, Shelton, Connecticut, "Thank you for such a great performance today. Everyone loved it and I even got absolute raves from the fourth grade teacher who was reluctant to have her kids see it before the [state testing]. I do hope we can have you back" -Susan Manashel, reading specialist, Springdale School, Stamford, Connecticut, "Your warmth, friendliness, and humor made the children feel comfortable and ready to listen. My students were riveted." -Terry Ballan, 4th grade teacher, Villa Maria Education Center, Stamford, Connecticut, "Thank you for having such an effect on my son. You rock. Not everyone has such an effect on him. When someone as gifted as you has the opportunity to change the lives of our youth, that is truly rare. Please keep writing children's books." -Sandra Mpamugo, parent of 4th grader at Kensico School, Valhalla, New York, "The way you allowed the students to see that rejection isn't necessarily a bad thing was fantastic. You brought your talents and career to life. You are truly talented." -Karie Braca, 5th grade teacher, Villa Maria Education Center, Stamford, Connecticut, "I enjoyed your presentation, especially the idea of rejection. I think that this is an idea that children are not prepared for and you did a dynamite job getting that point across. You definitely inspired my more talented writers." -Mr. Olson, 4th grade teacher, Norton Elementary School, Cheshire, Connecticut, "I really liked your message! The students enjoyed your personality and the cartoons. I felt you were sincere about helping children become successful in their lives." -Chris DeGennaro, 4th grade teacher, Sunnyside School, Shelton, Connectucut, "Very motivating. The students were very excited. They said they never expected a cartoonist's job to be so difficult." -Colleen Reilly, 5th grade teacher, St. Ann, Bridgeport, Connecticut, "Your presentation affected one student very deeply. He is struggling with placing too much pressure on himself to succeed. Your presentation opened his eyes to see that it is alright not to succeed every time." -Stacy Stanhope, 3rd grade teacher, Villa Maria Education Center, Stamford, Connecticut, "Very positive. I REALLY liked your message about rejection and not giving up. I found your reading your letters of rejection to be both amusing and instructional." -Betsy Varian, 6th grade teacher, Villa Maria Education Center, Stamford, Connecticut, "Our office manager Brian, his daughter, and his two grandchildren were in the audience for part of your presentation [about persistence]. Brian told me that on the drive home, five-year-old James asked his mom for some candy, and she told him no. Every few minutes, James asked again, and again, and again. Finally his mother asked him why he kept asking her when she told him he couldn't have any candy. His response was, "Because the man said if you keep asking, you will get it." -Sister Carol Ann, Principal, Villa Maria Education Center, Stamford, Connecticut, "The kids still talk about your assembly you did last year." -Kristin Cheek, teacher, Norton School, Cheshire, Connecticut.
Circuit Writer Information:
Category: Interstate
Travel Range: Anywhere.
Transportation: Whatever it takes! but preferably not pack mule.
Dates Available: Anytime (check "Upcoming Appearances" on my blog to avoid conflict).
Fees: Varies, but for schools $1200 plus travel for three presentations.
Contact Information: Email: mtn@mtncartoons.com
Website (click here)
Author's Timeline:
2008 (Unknown) County
Boys Of Steel: The Creators Of Superman
(Pub: Knopf (Random House). ISBN: )
The award-winning, first-ever book revealing the inspirational true story of the two shy teens who created the world's first superhero.  
2010 (Unknown) County
Vanished: True Stories Of The Missing
(Pub: Scholastic. ISBN: )
Suspenseful stories about people who disappeared, from the explorer who may have been the inspiration for Indiana Jones to a beloved children's author. Some were found, others are still a mystery.  
2005 (Unknown) County
What's The Difference?: How To Tell Things Apart That Are Confusingly Close
(Pub: Barnes & Noble. ISBN: )
Short, whimsical, yet factual entries explain the distinctions between pairs or groups including frog and toad, geek and nerd, democracy and republic, vanilla and French vanilla, rap and hip hop, sprain and strain, and more than 70 others.  
2005 (Unknown) County
Vocabulary Cartoon Of The Day 4-6
(Pub: Scholastic. ISBN: )
(Also illustrator). Each of these 180 cartoons contains a bolded word. To get the gag, you must learn the definition.  
2010 (Unknown) County
Vocabulary Cartoon Of The Day 2-3
(Pub: Scholastic. ISBN: )
Each of these 180 cartoons also contains a bolded vocabulary word-this time, all chosen by teachers.  
2009 (Unknown) County
Quick Nonfiction Writing Activities That Really Work
(Pub: Scholastic. ISBN: )
Short, witty exercises show how fun writing nonfiction is-and give easy strategies to make your own writing shine.  
2010 (Unknown) County
365 Things To Do Before You Grow Up
(Pub: Sterling. ISBN: )
The ultimate boredom-busting book-a funconventional activity for every day of the year!  
2007 (Unknown) County
Detective Notebook: Ghost Hunting Handbook
(Pub: Sterling. ISBN: )
Are ghosts real? Ghost hunters use science to try to find the truth. Anyone who reads this book can help them!  
2003 (Unknown) County
5-Minute Daily Practice: Writing
(Pub: Scholastic. ISBN: )
These 180 story prompts (both beginnings and-for the first time-endings) excite even reluctant writers. They cover kids' favorite subjects, from aliens to zoos.  
2005 (Unknown) County
Extraordinary E-mail, Letters, And Resumes
(Pub: Franklin Watts (Scholastic). ISBN: )
 

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