Joshua Dudley, former student of Hooksett schools, and author of the Lost in Oz series, presented to each 5th grade class. He brought alive the literary elements using the classic story, The Wizard of Oz. Within each group’s presentation, he engaged the students in creating their own class story, using characters generated by students employing all the elements of writing-comical illustrations and all! With his unique style and enthusiasm, he brought the students and staff to the world of a writer; and showed that every author’s hard work and perseverance pays off. The students were excited and motivated during the presentation. It was an awesome learning experience they won’t soon forget!