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'Adirondacks Kids' authors to speak at Millard Fillmore Elementary

photo of two men and one woman
From left: Gary VanRiper, wife Carol and son Justin together create "The
Adirondack Kids" children's book series. They speak at Millard Fillmore
Elementary School on Monday, July 29.
July 22, 2019 -- Gary and Justin VanRiper, co-authors of “The Adirondack Kids” series of children’s books, are coming to Millard Fillmore Elementary School to share their story and encourage students to embrace what they call the “3 Rs: reading, (w)riting and relationships.”
 
The father-son team has been writing books together for nearly 20 years. The partnership began when Justin VanRiper was in elementary school and his dad proposed the idea to keep his son engaged with reading. Nineteen books later, Justin is grown and himself a father, and the pair is still writing stories inspired by the family’s Adirondack camp. Wife and mother Carol VanRiper, meanwhile, draws all the inside illustrations.
 
The community is invited to the VanRipers’ presentation at 9 a.m. July 29 in the elementary school auditorium.