Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Author and Student Get-together November 5, 2013

Award winning author Mr. Boris Pfeiffer toured four German Schools abroad. Starting in Singapore, he then visited us in Hong Kong, followed by Shanghai and finally Beijing.

Mr. Pfeiffer was already well known by our young students from K5 to K9. Thank you Frau Ruth Soeding, Head Librarian from Singapore European School for sharing your initiative with us.

Our Principal Mrs Brandt-Dammann welcomed our visiting author Boris Pfeiffer on 5.11.2013 in the Old Gym.

In the first part of the get-together Mr. Pfeiffer read and talked about the
background of his popular series "Die Drei Fragezeichen" or The Three Question Marks" Kids series. Then he impressed us by summaries of his new series "Die Akademie der Abenteuer".
Sienna K05B

Mr. Pfeiffer, in spite of his popularity and fame, struck us as a simple and authentic individual who took his profession very seriously. Students asked where he got his ideas from for writing his stories and Mr. Pfeiffer explained that there are three ways. 1. By describing the characters from real life experience. 2. By doing research 3. By being creative and having a lot of imagination.

Mr. Pfeiffer's new book, I can disclose will be about Chinese dragons because we searched for books on dragons and he scanned pages from our collection before he left our school that morning!

Students of K5 to K8 lined up for an autograph.

Thank you
 Mr. Pfeiffer for increasing our students' interest in reading. All your books in our collection have been quickly checked out and is in circulation. Well done.