She was brilliant and joyous and she believed- probably correctly- that libraries contain the answers to all things, to everything, and that if you can't find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably doesn't exist in this or any parallel universe now or ever to be known. She was thoughtful and kind and she always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and she knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time.
And she was wonderfully unhinged.
Gary Paulsen, Mudshark
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
I completed my giver application today for World Book Night 2014.
1st Bridge to Terabithia
3rd Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
My target recipients are athletes at the junior high level at the ball fields, tennis courts, and swimming pool.
There is a story behind choice #1 that goes back about 30 years.
Both choice 1 and 2 have runners as characters. Thus I hope the appeal to athletes.
And Miss Peregrine is just weird enough junior high age kids will love it!