By: E&P Staff
Award-winning graphic journalist Laurie Triefeldt’s weekly World of Wonder feature marks a decade in syndication on September 4. The full-color illustrated page from United Media’s United Feature Syndicate brings the realms of history, science, nature and technology to young and adult readers of 80 newspapers worldwide.
World of Wonder ranges over subjects as varied as storms, castles, bugs, magnets and Vikings, with mini-lessons on everything from predicting the weather to the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly. Triefeldt recently devoted four consecutive weeks to African wildlife. Upcoming topics and a teaching guide are available online.
“I’ve gotten letters from grandparents who read the page together with their grandchildren, e-mail from teachers whose students find it a fun way to learn, and notes from people who tell me they send it to friends and relatives all over the world,” Triefeldt said in a statement.
Triefeldt, has worked for the Courier-Post, Cherry Hill, N.J., The Windsor (Ontario) Star and the The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J., and contributed to Gannett News Service. She was part of the Star-Ledger team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.
Quill Driver Books published two WoW collections in 2007 — World of Wonder: People & Places and World of Wonder: Plants & Animals.