My students and I were thrilled to be able to do a free Skype with award winning author, Kate Messner last week. We had just finished reading the first book in her exciting new series, Ranger in Time. Ranger is a time traveling dog who travels to the Oregon Trail in his first adventure. We enjoyed learning about that historical event as we read. Many of the students didn’t realize how dangerous that trip could be and how much courage it took. The students prepared questions in advance about both the book and being a writer in general. We were excited to hear previews from Mrs. Messner about upcoming books in the Ranger in Time series including one that talks about the Underground Railroad and will mention a city we live near – Philadelphia. We are now going to order a few of Mrs. Messner’s books which she will personalize for us. Watch the video below to hear a bit of our Skype. Thanks so much Kate!!