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Robert Hoyman

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Brownsville, Pa., The United States
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Robert Hoyman is a graduate of the University of South Florida in Tampa. His journey as a classroom teacher spanned 41 years teaching in private and public schools in Florida, California, and Virginia. Limerick Comics is his debut book. He is a member of SCBWI.

In addition to his full time teaching duties, Robert worked part time for 20 years. He coached after school athletics, rendered counseling services to children, adolescents, and their parents at a community counseling center, and worked as a competency trainer for the court system. He also served on the board of directors at the local children’s community theatre.

Robert was a teacher of the year finalist in school districts in Florida and Virginia. Additionally, he was named Virginia
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Robert Hoyman My writing evolved from my background as an elementary classroom teacher. The idea for creating Limerick Comics was born of necessity. In the early 90…moreMy writing evolved from my background as an elementary classroom teacher. The idea for creating Limerick Comics was born of necessity. In the early 90s, I shared with my students a book that my own two sons found particularly entertaining. It was A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear, the superb form of limericks that he popularised. As expected, my students were delighted by the humor and downright silliness. When the book was completed and we had run out of limericks the kids pleaded for more. Eager to advance their enthusiasm for learning, I headed for the public library and local bookstore. Surprisingly, I could find no books featuring limericks for children. At the time, in my experience, it appeared that the genre was underrepresented. As a result, I began writing my own. But my personal interest was to write about meaningful topics we encountered along the way in Science and Social Studies. The students enjoyed supplying the illustrations. In the succeeding years, I routinely shared my limericks with my students. In school districts from California to Florida, the reaction was consistent. The students were enchanted by the humor, captivating stories, and goofy illustrations. It became clear that upon retirement I would polish my old limericks, write new ones, provide a fascinating accompaniment of fun facts to inspire discourse between teachers or parents and kids and find a brilliant illustrator to create evocative comics. The result was my debut book Limerick Comics.(less)
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I would like to offer my sincere thanks to all the people who took an interest in Limerick Comics and entered my recent Goodreads Giveaway. I'm so amazed that over 1600 entrants came forward. For those who weren't selected, I hope you will follow through and pick up a copy or watch for a future book giveaway.
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Published on August 22, 2019 13:04 Tags: children-s-historical-nonfiction, children-s-poetry

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