Robert F. Baldwin
Author / Troubadour / Storyteller
This is the Sea that Feeds Us, (a 1999 "Teacher's Choice" selection of the International Reading Association), Dawn Publications, 1998
Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Beijing, Runestone Press, 1999
New England Whaler, Lerner Publications, 1996
School Author Visits
In addition to writing books for children, I sing, tell stories, and play traditional stringed instruments. I use these skills in all my presentations.
My programs are focused on my books and other curricula-related topics, with songs and stories woven in to make the subject matter memorable and fun for children from pre-kindergarten through the upper elementary grades.
I enjoy working with small groups in classroom settings or with larger groups in assembly halls. My programs are interactive, so I usually don't work with more than 125 children at a time.
"Bob had students of all ages mesmerized by his performance. He charmed them with his songs and intrigued them with his tales. He provided ample opportunity for student participation and his responses to questions were stories in themselves! Bob's warmth and good humor charmed us all."
-- Bettie Jane Bibler, library volunteer and former kindergarten teacher, Johnston, Iowa.
His love of the sea gives him a rich repertoire of sea shanties and legends to share with school children. ... I have never met any (singer/storyteller) who has delighted and inspired young people the way Bob has. You will not be disappointed, I promise you.
-- Richard Marchi, Principal, Great Salt Bay Elementary School, Damariscotta, Maine
For a list of my books, click here,
For a list of my programs, click here,
You may also call me at my home in Maine: (207)586-6069