Award-winning author visits Pendleton schools

Release Date: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Students in Pendleton are getting a special treat this week. Derek Munson, Award Winning Author of the book, Enemy Pie, is visiting McKay Creek, Washington, and Sherwood Heights Elementary and West Hills Intermediate.  Munson is sharing his book and talking with students about writing, imagination and creativity.

In addition to writing, Munson has been doing Enemy Pie workshops and presentations for children for nearly 10 years. He has presented to more than 100,000 students at public schools, private schools and libraries throughout the United States and abroad. The book, Enemy Pie, springs to life through his interactive workshops and assemblies. 

“My goal is to inspire imagination,” said Munson. “If there’s no excitement in writing, students will not do it. What I try to do is build that enthusiasm by involving students in my presentations.”

ABOUT – Enemy Pie
It was the perfect summer. That is, until Jeremy Ross moved into the house down the street and became enemy number one. Luckily, dad has a surefire way to get rid of enemies - Enemy Pie. But one of the secret ingredients is spending an entire day with the enemy!  In this funny yet endearing story, one little boy learns an effective recipe for turning a best enemy into a best friend. With charming illustrations that bring to life the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends, enemy pie serves up a sweet lesson in friendship. Enemy Pie, as featured on Reading Rainbow. For more information, visit or contact Michele Kophs, Event Coordinator, at 360-597-3432.

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