- The Studio - 20140217 - Ron Louthan

Plan a dual-continent cultural exchange for fourth graders to promote a kids' book? Why not? Fairfield, Iowa author Ron Louthan reasoned.

So, thanks to his persuasiveness, students in Byron Community Primary School in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and in Pence Elementary School in Fairfield, Iowa have embarked on a joint literary venture that includes reading, cooperative story writing, and a bit of readers' theatre.

For details on how a lone author managed to convince public school officials on two continents to join forces to enhance their students' engagement with literature and each other (while promoting his book, The Unlikely Confederacy of Hoggy, Froggy, and Ernie), tune in this week to The Studio with Chery.