Taft Elementary 6th Grade Art and Journalism classes worked collaboratively this year to create a stunning visual and poetic story about a search for Squatch.

This is a hidden picture book where each image has a Squatch visiting a new location along the coast, throughout Oregon, dipping into Washington and down to California.

From the back of the book, “The 6th grade Art and Journalism classes at Taft Elementary School in Lincoln City, Oregon have put many hours into creating this delightful story about the Pacific Northwest’s famous character, Sasquatch, named Squatch in the book. You are taken on an entertaining journey through some of the most reportedly spotted locations, while you look for Squatch in the pictures. We hope you enjoy!”

“The book was so much fun to make, though it took some hard work too," art student Sasha said. "I especially loved painting the paper.”

“It was fun," journalism student Lily said. "Especially having to research each town or place was interesting.”

"The process was simply challenging, but fun.” art student Rachel said.

"It was interesting writing about the locations,” journalism student Maggie said.

Copies of the book can be purchased through the Taft Elementary Office for $17 each. The sales from the books go towards 6th-grade funds.

The talented students who helped created the book are Abigail (Abby) M, Abigail R, Alex H., Alex T., Alexandra H., Alexis (Lexi) M., Allison C.L., Alyson R., Aurora D., Avery D., Beverlyann S., Carley C., Chelsea R., Conner W., Evangel A., Emma T., Evan L., Gracie H, Haleah M., Ivan A., Janet G., Jayde R.C., Julia T., Knaudia T., Lily S., Magdalene (Maggie) M., Maggie R., Nitaya F., Quinn F., Rachel N., Ryley R., Sasha H., Seth S., Shayna R., Shyla P., Tesh F., Ximena S.L., Yadira F.C.

The original paintings will be hung at the school once mounted.


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