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This is the central atrium of the beautiful public  library in Spartanburg, SC, where on Saturday they held their annual Jamboread! event, to which thousands of children came to hear three authors/illustrators (me, Jane Yolen, and Paul Zelinksky) and to have books signed. They also got free ice cream and face-painting as well as some other entertainers, so it was a great success on a gorgeous blue-sky day.

Fun for the authors as well, in part because it is rare that we get free time to be with each other uninterrupted. But Jane and I had a leisurely dinner together and time to talk----well, okay, make that gossip.

I got home Sunday in time for the Oscars, and then today had lunch with Allegra Goodman, author and neighbor, then spent a lot of computer time dealing with the logistics of upcoming travel. Can one get easily or quickly from Bozeman, MT to Sacramento? (answer: no)  Well, how about Wallingford, CT to South Bend, Indiana? (also no)

Here is yet one more classroom enjoying a Gooney Bird Greene Day:

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I'm especially taken by the little guy in the middle row who has his glasses on crooked! But every one of them is a charmer.

I was happy to see that they have a map on the wall of their classroom because the next GBG book, the February book (which won't be published for quite a while, because I have another book coming out first. I  have gotten ahead of myself!), deals with maps and geography.

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Michael G-G Monday, 29 November 1999

I loved the Putnam County Spelling Bee when it was staged in Portland this spring. I even got to be one of the local spellers chosen to be on stage, to be tripped up by the word "kinnikinnick." (Misplaced a c.)
Interested in your take on Freedom. I haven't read it but, like The Corrections, it has been amazingly hyped. My wife, who is the uber-reader, found The Corrections disappointing-in the same way in which you talked about Freedom's characters in an earlier post.
Sorry about your Pats!

anne Monday, 29 November 1999

I kope you fell right into an iPad purchase today. I love mine. I still use my old laptop as a desk station for real document work (despite having the keyboard and Pages program on the pad), but I love the hands-on interface and portability of the iPad for calendar, to-do lists, e-mail, Facebook, news, weather and more. It's a great traveller, with WiFi and 3G. Some of the sketch tools (Adobe Ideapad especially) are great fun.

susan dampeer Monday, 29 November 1999

the blanket is beautiful....I wish I had known you were a knitter - I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog. Susan

Jana Monday, 29 November 1999

My son has a class like that called The Fast and the Furious. Another elective he has is called Sword, Castles and Shields, Oh My. Tat least the titles make them very interesting!

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