5,4,3,2,1 Interview: Elisabeth Wolf

I am very excited to conduct my second 5,4,3,2,1 interview.

Here are the rules:

1. I give the interviewee 5 questions

2. They have to answer

  • 1 question with 5 sentences

  • 1 question with 4 sentences

  • 1 question with 3 sentences

  • 1 question with 2 sentences

  • 1 question with 1 sentence

3.  They get to pick which question which question to answer with each number of sentences

4. Have fun!

Today, I’m interviewing Elisabeth Wolf. Ms. Wolf is the author of the middle grade novel Lulu In La La Land.

Lulu in La La Land

1. Can you tell us a little bit about Lu Lu in La La Land?

Answer (4 sentences): Lulu is a not-fitter inner.  She feels like a fish out of water but the water is a glamorous Hollywood lifestyle.  Her mother and father dash about making movies and, of course, are way too busy to make her a birthday party.  Lulu decides to take charge and become the producer, director, and star of her own birthday party.

2. What is your favorite thing about being a writer?

 Answer(1 sentences):  I put my daydreaming and imagination to work.

3. What’s the hardest thing about being a writer?  

Answer (3 sentences):  The hardest part is shutting out distractions.  For example, I love rain walks and earlier today the weather turned from hot sun to gray and stormy.  Although my legs twitched to stand up from my desk chair and carry me into the downpour, I remained seated and kept writing.

4. If you could spend one day inside the world of any book which book would you pick?

Answer (5 sentences):  I want to spend the day with Enid Blyton’s Famous Five.  Over school holidays, two brothers, one sister, a tomboy cousin, and her dog wander into adventures in the English countryside and seashore.  Kirrin Island, where the cousin, George (who’s real name is Georgina) lives, is full of natural beauty and old secrets. The children, Julian, Dick, Anne, and George, and dog, Timmy, discover clues and track characters doing unkind, mysterious, or illegal activities.  I would love to be right beside the Famous Five crouching in a thicket, swimming in the freezing Atlantic, hiding in ancient ruins, snooping around a castle, or camping with gypsies.

5. What advice do you have for the young writers in my classroom?  

Answer (2 sentences): Do not think a grade on or comment about your writing matters one way or another.  If you want to be a writer, get your story from your head to paper and don’t worry about how anyone else might judge it.

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