Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Par-Tay Prizes

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Whew! That was a super fun Middle Grade party. I want to give my sincere thanks to Sherry for hosting with me and an extra heartfelt thanks to all those who took the time to stop by.

Your time and conversation is sincerely appreciated.



So, the winners of the four books (after names were pulled from a pink cereal bowl) are:

StoryQueen: Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles

Michelle: Eggs by Jerry Spinelli

LazyWriter: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Sarah: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

I've linked each of their fantastic blogs for your viewing treasure and pleasure.

Congrats to the winners. Please e mail me at tesshilmo(at)comcast(dot)net with your preferred mailing address and I will get those books out in the mail pronto!


Questions: Wasn't that a fun walk down memory lane? Did it make you want to pick up a middle grade novel from your youth and pass it on to a child in your life? or re-read it yourself? or write your own?
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20 comments:

Lazy Writer said...

Really? I won? I never win anything. Hold on a moment while I jump up and down. Okay I'm back. I'll send you my address. Thanks so much.

L.T. Elliot said...

It was very fun, Tess. Thanks so much for reminding me.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I'm soooooo late to this party, I can only say woo-hoo to the winners. I did read the interview and comments. Many books I love, like Stargirl, were mentioned, but I didn't see Diana Wynne Jones. I would read ANYTHING by her.

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Yeah for the winners. Cool to see Lazy Writer never wins anything and she won this! :D
~ Wendy

Linda Kage said...

Congrats to the winners. And thank you for the nostalgic-inducing Par-Tay posts.

Michelle said...

Thanks, Tess and Sherry! I just finished listening to a Bruce Coville audiobook in the car. Keep spreading the middle grade love.

Crystal said...

That was a great party, Tess! Congratulations to all the winners!

Novice Writer Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners!

Davin Malasarn said...

My favorite part of your contests is finding out what container you used to hold the names. :)

Congrats to the winners!

Tere Kirkland said...

Yay to the winners!

I used to love the book Hatchet when I was a youngster. Not because I actually wanted to live out in the Alaskan wilderness all alone, but I think I'd just read My Side of the Mountain and all the Little House Books, and was on a survivalist kick. I'm getting cold and hungry just thinking about it.

Jill Kemerer said...

Congrats to all the winners! Yes, I'd like to read "A Wrinkle in Time" again now. I remember loving it as a kid, but I can barely remember it. Thanks Tess!

MG Higgins said...

Oh pooh, I missed the party! :( I'm happy for all the winners and I LOVE middle grade--both to read and write.

Sarah said...

Wow! Thanks, Tess and Sherry! I'm so excited!

Lisa and Laura said...

Congrats to the winners! I'm trying to figure out how I missed your contest...stupid blogger!!

Lisa and Laura said...

ooh and by stupid blogger, I mean the application, not you Tess! Just to be clear...

Shelli said...

bummer - i hate being the last one to walk in a party just as all the cool people are leaving :(

Corey Schwartz said...

Where was I? I missed the whole thing. Guess it was the sick kids and all. Oh, well... next time.

storyqueen said...

Thank you, Tess! So jazzed!

and I love middle grade books. my current fave author is Eva Ibottson.

I loved finding out about your book in the post.

Shelley

lotusgirl said...

Congrats to the winners! I'm so into the new MG fiction that's out there. When I was those ages, I was reading a lot of Nancy Drew and school stuff. There just wasn't as much out then as there is now.

Solvang Sherrie said...

My son keeps complaining about having to read Witch of Blackbird Pond at school. It makes me sad when a book is approached the wrong way and kids end up hating it!!