Local cartoonist Frank Cammuso Gives Away 400 books to Salem Hyde Elementary School Students

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Published author/cartoonist Frank Cammuso gave away copies of his latest graphic novel to students at Salem Hyde Elementary.  Each child in second through sixth-grade at the school received a paperback version of "The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble.”   
 
Cammuso, former political cartoonist for The Post-Standard newspaper, said he used to live down the street nearby Salem Hyde and always wanted to use that name for a character.
 
“Ever since I came up with the idea of Salem Hyde, I thought it would be great to speak to the school and give all the kids copies of my book. It’s the least I can do for taking their name,” said Cammuso.
 
Hart Seely and his wife Janis Whitcraft, of DeWitt, donated the books.
 
Frank Cammuso is the Eisner-Award-nominated creator of the “Max Hamm, Fairy Tale Detective,” graphic novels.  “The Misadventures of Salem Hyde,” is his latest project with Abrams publisher.  His other children’s books include “Knights of the Lunch Table,” series and “Otto’s Orange Day,” and “Otto’s Backwards Day.” 
 
For more information, visit www.cammuso.com or Salem Hyde on Facebook.

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