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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Robert Munsch and Fall Creek

I got this great note from Jenna Gilles at the Fall Creek Library this week, she suggested it would be a good blog post, and I agree!

"In November we are having a Bunch of Munsch storytime. So, I wrote Robert Munsch about it and to support him for his recent “coming-out” about emotional issues. I also asked him where I could get a copy of Put Me in a Book besides Scholastic Canada (Sue and I couldn’t find it available in accounts we have). So guess what??!?!?! He sent a copy of the book with his signature and a “Thanks for writing” message. (No letter was included.) HOW FREAKING SWEET IS THAT?!?!?!? During the storytime, I plan to read the book and then get a group photo with the book to send to Munsch as a thank you. How generous of him, right?!?

Okay, before I explode with joy, off I go!"


May you all have moments that make you want to explode with joy this week, too!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Christopher Paul Curtis in Minneapolis!


I'm a huge fan of Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963; Elijah of Buxton, and one of my all-time, top-favorite books in the whole world: Bud, Not Buddy.
I was excited to see the Christopher Paul Curtis is coming to Minneapolis to give a lecture, sponsored by the University of Minnesota and the Kerlan collection. He'll be at Memorial Hall in the McNamara Alumni Center on Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 pm (after a reception that costs $10). For more information about the visit, see www.cehd.umn.edu/BookWeek/.


If you'd like to join me at the lecture, let me know! I'm going to consider going--wouldn't it be a fun outing??