Castleton Elementary School welcomed Author and Illustrator Matthew Cordell on May 9 as the 2018 Caldecott Medal winner spent the day with students.

Students lined up outside the school to welcome Mr. Cordell, cheering and chanting his name as they surrounded him on the sidewalk.

“Thank you. What an amazing beginning to the day,” Mr. Cordell told students.

The author met with students to tell them how he became an author and illustrator, something that resonated with students who anxiously got to work writing and drawing when they got back to class.