“What an exciting and fun exploration of the writing process
I was awed by your program!”
-- Phil Markley, Teacher, Liberty Bell School, Coopersburg, PA
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|Pirates: The Ring of Hope
by Daryl K. Cobb
for advanced young readers
or ages 10 & up
Perfect for middle school readers
“Cobb’s 14th book comes complete with
pirates, mysterious messages and a
magic ring. . . . The characters are rich
and beautifully rendered, and the story
is sprinkled with humor. . . . Much of the
dialogue − especially between Peter
and Monk and Antonio and Marcus − is
delightfully silly. . . . [A] spirited
swashbuckling tale of mystery and
Kirkus Reviews says that Pirates: The Ring
of Hope is ... [A] spirited swashbuckling tale
of mystery and magic.
Daryl Cobb's programs have received a rating of excellent by BOCES
"The students were engaged the whole time -- I loved it! The music and stories
were wonderful and the program information was adjusted appropriately for the
PreK to 2 group, and the 3-6 group. You are a talented author, entertainer…
just a GREAT talent!!
We also loved our personalized book,
Kerry L. Salerno,
Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
|Join the Adventure
Daryl is a children’s author/singer/songwriter
and premier educational performer who visits
schools around the country. His use of
performance arts (in his school/author visit
programs) to teach and entertain has educators
and assembly coordinators everywhere
consistently calling his author visits “the best
of the best” (Linda Kolb, Supervisor of Instruction,
Toms River, New Jersey), “unique and exciting”
and “off the charts good”(Judy Rothenberger RS,
Oak Ridge E. Pennsylvania)
Daryl’s takes his audience on a journey
through the creative and writing processes by
cleverly blending educational information
(developing ideas, editing, illustrating, the
importance of words, conflict, detailing, etc.)
with live performance, music, reader’s theatre,
readings and interactive activities. His
performances are compelling, his energy and
excitement for his craft is contagious. (“I don't
think anyone has ever interacted with the children the
way you did... and they responded to you in such a
positive way.” - Debbie O’Brien, Blairstown,
New Jersey, PTA.)
An author visit rarely gets this good! Rated Excellent by BOCES of New York State!
Daryl is the author of "Pirates: The Ring of Hope"
as well as "Greta's Magical Mistake" and many more.
Author Visits by Daryl Cobb!
We live in an era where the imagination
now a challenge to get our children
writing is so important for children to
learn because it is one thing that will
still allow them to flex those creative
muscles. I believe that students need
to experience this art form in a way
that will truly help them to not only
understand the importance of writing,
but to allow them to experience the
simple joy of it, as well. Whether it is
through song lyrics, storytelling or
books, children need to see that writing
is fun, as reading is fun, and they need
to experience what it feels like to bring
ideas to life.
There are few things left in our kids'
lives that allow them to use their
imaginations like reading and writing
do. So help me spread the word and
let me show your students that writing
and reading are adventures worth
Daryl's author visit programs are seen by elementary and middle school children across the United State and abroad.
|Contact Daryl Cobb Productions
to confirm all author visit package pricing.
Touring area includes:
|Parts of New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Rhode Island
are considered Mr. Cobb's local touring area, but all schools may be eligible for local pricing.