Little Readers Book Club

September 20, 2013

What will YOU write?

The Obstinate Pen by Frank W. Dormer

(Recommended for homeschool students ages 5–8)

What do you do when your writing instrument has a mind of its own? Find out during the Little Readers Book Club! Prior to their museum visit, students should read Frank W. Dormer’s The Obstinate Pen, whose humorous exchanges and zany writing will keep the pages turning. At the Amon Carter, gallery teachers help students with writing and drawing skills by facilitating conversations that encourage careful observations and creative interpretations. Students will receive their own pencils to use at the museum and at home—they won’t be obstinate, we promise!

Parents: Use the link above to preview this book to make sure content, messages, and themes adhere to your curriculum. Space is limited; preregistration and prepayment are required for registration to be complete. If you would like to receive the book from the museum, the registration fee is $20 for children of members and $25 for children of nonmembers. Once payment is received, you may pick up the book at the museum or have it mailed to you. If you do not want a copy of the book from the museum (e.g., you already have a copy, you prefer to check it out from the library, etc.), the registration fee is $7 for children of members and $10 for children of nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 817.989.5030 or email

Students will be divided into groups by age. Parents are encouraged to drop off their students at the museum for this program as there is no parental instruction.

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09/20/2013 10:00am 09/20/2013 12:00pm Little Readers Book Club Amon Carter Museum America/Chicago public