Book Launch: The Invisible Boat by Eric Müller
Eric G. Müller will be live at the Chatham Bookstore to read from his new book The Invisible Boat. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q and A will follow a brief presentation on the book, published by Waldorf Publications. Refreshments will be served. The book was written for children ages 7 and up and has been described as a perfect read-aloud story, as well as a reader for the accomplished young student.
In The Invisible Boat, a sister and brother discover a small boat in a bottle. Before long, they find out that the boat has magical properties, which enables them to fly, makes them invisible, and changes their size – whatever is needed in each treacherous situation. With a friend, they go for exciting travels into different parts of the world in their true and trusted boat along with some stalwart dwarfs and water beings. The story weaves together the modern and elemental worlds and shows that solutions are possible with open-minded listening, careful planning, and undaunted courage.
Eric G. Müller teaches literature and drama at Hawthorne Valley High School. He is director of Teacher Education at the Alkion Center for Adult Education. Prior to teaching at Hawthorne Valley, Eric was a class teacher at the Eugene Waldorf School in Oregon. His many years as a teacher and father of three sons (to whom he told many stories) have informed this new book. Born in Durban, South Africa, he studied literature and history at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He continued his studies at Emerson College, England, and the Institute for Waldorf Pedagogy in Witten-Annen, Germany. Müller has published two novels and a collection of poetry. His articles, poetry, and short stories have appeared in many journals, anthologies, and magazines. He was awarded the 2012 James C. Kapteyn Prize for excellence in education. He lives in Ghent, NY.