Ashland University to Host Children's Author and Illustrator

3/16/10 ASHLAND, Ohio --Ashland University will host professional children's author and illustrator Denise Fleming on Tuesday, April 6, at 10 a.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education. Fleming's presentation is free and open to the public, however seating is limited.

Fleming has written and illustrated 14 picture books. In 1994, her book, "In a Small, Small Pond," was awarded a Caldecott Honor Award, which is the highest honor in children's literature. There will be a book signing after the presentation.

Fleming's visit to Ashland University is part of the Guest Author Lecture Series, which is supported by a donation from the Hire Family Foundation and sponsored by the Early Childhood Department at Ashland University.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private institution conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

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