Morales visits Aruba for Children’s Book Festival

Author Loekie Morales with schoolchildren during Aruba’s 25th Children’s Book Festival.


PHILIPSBURG–Aruba’s National Library and schools are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Aruba’s Children’s Book Festival November 3-10. Local writers, illustrators and actors from abroad are visiting all primary schools in Aruba throughout the week. Loekie Morales is the representative author for St. Maarten.

  “Scariness” is the theme of this year’s festival, which is filled with zombies, ghosts, witches and strange obstacles and people.

  Playing the “Weird Woman,” Morales will be presenting her latest book. She visited 10 schools for a multi-interactive presentation whereby she makes use of all of the schoolchildren’s senses.

  “I feel honoured to be one of the authors selected to participate in this lustrum. The schools are receiving us with a warm welcome and the children are ‘the bomb,’” said Morales.

  There were presentations, readings, plays and other activities during the week for all visiting authors from Curaçao, Bonaire, Suriname, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Source: The Daily Herald