Thursday, April 23, 2009

Two Pieces Of Good News (Neither Involving A Kitten)

Bonjour mes amis in Missouri.

Life As We Knew It is the first winner of the Truman Readers Award, selected by students sixth through eighth grade in Missouri. Notice how the link doesn't take you to some official announcement place. That's because I can't find an official announcement place. Actually, the place Google took me to last night was a blog by a librarian who didn't like LAWKI. So I waited until today to make the official (by me at least) announcement, by way of a librarian who is at least neutral on the subject.

I love that LAWKI is the first Truman Readers Award winner. It will always be the first (or last) book on the Truman Readers Award lists.

I hope students sixth through eighth grade in Missouri and elsewhere read French. Because my other piece of good news is that Pocket Jeunesse in France (bonjour France) will be publishing Life As We Knew It, The Dead And The Gone, and This World We Live In.

This is one tres excellent day!


Becky said...

That's great news! I can't imagine a person not liking LAWKI?!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Bonjour Becky-

I say bonjour regardless of time of day. One year of high school French has its limitations.

Trust me, there are plenty of people who don't like LAWKI. I know, because on occasion I get email from them. All of which I answer quite politely.

Scooter, by the way, has crawled onto the shelf where I keep Pink Thing. I guess he figures it's a cuteness competition (he'd win, because Pink Thing doesn't purr!).

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing you watched the movie! Congratulations!


Anonymous said...

By the way, I think in honor of this that Groucho should get a chapeau, don't you?


Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hallo Glen-

I don't want to think about what my life would be like right now if I hadn't watched Meteor that do nothing afternoon. Well, I can tell you this. I wouldn't be responding to your comments with a kitten nibbling on my sleeve.

Speaking of the kitten, which is all I speak of these days, I put a wonderful new photograph of him on the right side of the blog. He was checking out the collected works of Susan Beth Pfeffer as a possible nap site.

Groucho has my excellent New York Times Best Selling Author cap, which is chapeau enough for anybody. Although it's likely I'm the only person with a chapeau just like it.

Oh dear. This response to your two comments is about 5 times longer than your two comments. I am a chatty little creature!

Mrs. Corbett said...

Congrats on the Truman!! I was so hoping LAWKI would win!! My students are going to be very happy!!

Patti from MO

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Mrs. Corbett-

I think your students were probably responsible for LAWKI winning the Truman. Nothing like a little personal lobbying to push across a victory!

Please thank them for me, and tell them how I excited I am to have won.