The Cat Has Class! by 2nd & 4th Grade Franklin Elementary Center, Parkersburg, WV with Martin & Delia Wach, 32 pages, illustrated in full color, 9 x 12, hardcover, ISBN: 0-929915-71-2
Mom's Choice Award Winner--Silver Award Winning Finalist USA Best Book Awards
The Cat Has Class! is the result of a proud collaboration of Franklin Elementary Center students, teachers and well known Headline Books children’s book authors, Martin and Delia Wach. It is a story of caring children and teachers adopting a cat who would not stay away.
Working closely with the Wachs—fourth grade teacher Monica Davis, second grade teacher Elizabeth Ellis, and Kathy Bargeloh, Library/Media Specialist, spearheaded the awesome task of keeping the students on track with their stories and on deadline for their publisher, Headline Books.
Delia Bowman Wach, noted artist and author, also worked with the children teaching them how to illustrate their stories for the book. “Authoring a book is something these students will never forget,” said Delia Wach. “They began their book project in November, 2006 and worked throughout the school year on it. Now, not only are they in the news…they are in the Library of Congress!”