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  • smcconne 3:05 pm on November 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    • smaclach 11:53 am on November 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Jersey contest entries look great!!! Good luck

    • Sandra Bradley 3:40 pm on November 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Wow – what talented artists! You have all done an amazing job! I love your creativity! Good luck!!

  • azorzett 8:09 pm on October 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    What would you ask the author of SPLINTERS, Kevin Sylvester? Write your question here. The author, Kevin Sylvester, will be checking here to see the questions that you want answered and will respond to you! Think about what a good question includes and try to create a question that is open ended (not just a yes or no answer).

     
    • smatsell1000 10:13 am on October 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      why did you make splinters hockey themed

      • apuley 7:54 pm on October 30, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        That’s a good question. I’m wondering that too.

      • smatsell1000 9:48 am on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        why did you make it about Cinderella

      • kevin sylvester 5:07 pm on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I love hockey, and I thought it would be fun to do a book about a girl who just loves hockey more than anything else. Then I thought of Cinderella, who faced similar problems – and I just kind of mashed them together.

        • jprincip8617 11:50 am on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          why did you want to make the book splinter?

          • Kevin sylvester 9:30 pm on November 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

            The term “splinters” is a hockey insult. If someone is no good, then they sit on the wooden bench all game. They get splinters in their posteriors.

        • dcheswor6553 11:48 am on November 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          how long did it take to make the book?

      • kevin sylvester 12:57 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I should also say that, as an illustrator, hockey is a great subject. The players flow and flash across the pages. It’s fun to draw people in motion.

    • dcheswor6553 9:52 am on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      if you choose any other princess story what would you choose for splinter

      • kevin sylvester 5:07 pm on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Snow White. Maybe the 7 dwarves could be her team mates!

        • dcheswor6553 11:45 am on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          if you made another book like splinter but for a different sport what would you choose…

          • kevin sylvester 12:06 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

            I think I’d choose baseball. It’s my second favourite sports, and it’s a sport where you really need to think. ALL THE TIME. You can be the most gifted athlete in the world, but if you aren’t concentrating you can get burned.

        • atisma3937 11:51 am on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          do you have any experience in hockey like the characters in your book do?

          • kevin sylvester 12:06 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

            Yes. Hockey makes my feet tingle and my heart race. I am happiest on a winter day on my backyard rink.

    • mpalfi6563 12:13 pm on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      why did you make the book about hockey and not about another sport

    • kszalai9728 12:15 pm on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Why did you write the book about hockey?

      • yimran0639 4:57 pm on October 31, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Were you inspired by anything? What was your main focus about Splinters?

      • kevin sylvester 12:09 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I’ll let you in on a secret. I bought a jacket when I was at the University of Toronto, and you were supposed to get the name of your faculty on the sleeve (ENG for English, HIS for history and so on) I chose HKY for Hockey!

    • acook3602 8:23 pm on November 1, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Do you like to play hockey?

      • Kevin sylvester 9:31 pm on November 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I do play a lot of hockey. I’ve been a goalie since I was 10 and I still play 5 times a week.

        • yimran0639 4:56 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          If you were to write another book, what would it be about?

          • kevin sylvester 1:07 pm on November 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply

            I’ve got lots of books out there. I love cooking, so my Neil Flambe series is all about a chef. I’m also working on a a baseball book right now.

            • yimran0639 4:37 pm on November 13, 2013 Permalink

              I’ve read all the neil flambe books! Great! I saw you draw at the Bulldogs game 🙂

            • yimran0639 8:19 pm on December 6, 2013 Permalink

              Let me guess… next year our trip will be to the Toronto Blue Jays stadium? 😆

      • malshaib5281 11:52 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        yes hockey is really fun!!

    • ahashmi4391 6:32 pm on November 4, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      If you made this book what you have named it?

    • malshaib5281 11:47 am on November 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      what was your favorite part of making splinters?

      • kevin sylvester 3:39 pm on November 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        I had a lot of fun drawing her playing the game. I play a lot and I tried to make the pictures give you a sense of the speed, and fun, of the game.

        • mmullin9814 4:38 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          i love hockey but i am bad at drawing. are you gonna be at the game?

          • kevin sylvester 4:33 pm on November 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

            Yes! And I’ll be drawing, so you can ask me any questions about drawing that you would like to ask.

            • kevin sylvester 4:34 pm on November 9, 2013 Permalink

              I should also add that the best “how to draw” book I’ve ever read is How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. Check it out.

    • jnicu1216 3:04 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      why did you call this book splinters?

      • kevin sylvester 4:33 pm on November 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        When you are not a good hockey player, you sit on the bench. It’s made of wood, so you say that someone gets Splinters (in their behinds)

    • jlavende6319 3:13 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      What inspired you to write this book and why did you call it splinters and not something else?

      • kevin sylvester 4:36 pm on November 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        Splinters is a good hockey insult. My nickname (I am a goalie) was Pylon – because when I started I was so bad that players just skated around me.

    • onegrino2850 3:43 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      how old is cindy?

      • kevin sylvester 4:35 pm on November 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        As old as you’d like her to be. Younger kids see her as their own age (7 or 8) bit she could also be 12 or even older.

    • onegrino2850 3:45 pm on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      how long did it take you to make this book?

      • kevin sylvester 4:36 pm on November 9, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        10 years. I had to re-write the book over and over to make sure it had just the words that I wanted. A shorter book takes longer, in fact, than a novel. My first Neil Flambe book took 3 years.

        • onegrino2850 4:15 pm on November 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply

          wow did you ever feel like giving up?

          • kevin sylvester 7:11 pm on November 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply

            Of course. But one of the things that you need to keep going is passion. Not giving up is what separates people with a hobby or job from people who NEED to do what they do – firefighter, librarian, hockey player or author.

    • onegrino2850 4:18 pm on November 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      would you ever want to be anything other than an author and what would that be?

    • kevin sylvester 7:09 pm on November 12, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      An NHL goalie. But I’m not good enough… so maybe a chef!

  • apuley 10:35 am on November 15, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Collecting the 2012 #bulldogsliteracy Tweets 

     
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