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Author Robin Pulver ’67 pens new work

“Silent Letters Loud and Clear,” written by the prolific Robin Pulver, from the William Smith Class of 1967, has recently been published. In the children’s book, students in Mr. Wright’s class express a dislike for silent letters. “The students can’t hear them. They make spelling too tricky. Should silent letter be banned forever?” The offended letters decide to teach the students a lesson by going on strike. The book is a companion piece to Pulver’s previous works “Punctuation Takes a Vacation” and “Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day.” Pulver is the well-known author of “Mrs. Toggle’s Zipper” (1991), a picture book for children ages four through eight. “Mrs. Toggle’s Zipper” tells the story of a teacher who cannot take off her coat because her zipper is stuck. The book was named to the Pick of the Lists by the American Booksellers’ Association. Pulver continued the series with “Mrs. Toggle and the Dinosaur,” “Mrs. Toggle’s Class Picture Day,” and “Mrs. Toggle’s Beautiful Blue Shoe.” Her most recent books include “Christmas for a Kitten,” “Axle Annie and the Speed Grump,” and “Author Day for Room 3T.” She has published stories and articles in Highlights for Children, Ranger Rick, Cricket, and Jack and Jill and frequently speaks at school and community events. Her works have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Weekly Reader Book Club, Trumpet Book Club and Kirkus. Her books have been offered as selections of the Book of the Month Club and Scholastic Book Club. Pulver’s books are available through the College Store.