Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holy Cow!

My 2k11 pal, Kiki Hamilton (who wrote the amazing book The Faerie Ring) sent me this picture from NCTE today...
Holy Cow! Now here's the funny part... I am such a newbie, I have no idea what or where NCTE is! But it's nice to know my publisher is celebrating the novel.

someone asked what those stars were so, at the risk of sounding pompous, I'm sharing the rundown:

School Library Journal Best Book of 2011 list
School Library Journal starred review
Booklist starred review
Kirkus starred review

Hooray for Ollie and her family, making their way in this world. 

Happy Thanksgiving all!


Caroline Starr Rose said...

Look at all those stars, Tess! So well deserved. xoxo

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I don't know what NCTE stands for either. BUT, OMGoodness that is so cool! All those stars. (I'm not going to say, "I told you so.")

Melinda said...

She's at the annual National Council of Teachers of English convention (in Chicago, this year, I think). I'm sure there's an entire hall of vendors set up displaying textbooks, software, and other teaching products. Next year, they'll invite you to SPEAK in the one of the break-out sessions! I used to go to the IRA Convention (International Reading Association) -- I'm sure your book will be on display there, too.

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

I knew NCTE, also, but see that someone else explained it. Your book is being highlighted at a great place. I've never been to a convention, but I did teach English for a while. Maybe some of the teachers will want it for a classroom book!

(I don't like the new look of blogger, either. It used to leave Home at the top. Now, I have to scroll back up to it. Also, it's harder to read how many posts I've missed, etc.)

Tess said...

Caroline: can'y t wait for May B's turn!

Sharon: you make me laugh :)

Melinda: THANK YOU! I was feeling out of the loop.

Mary: yes, the new blogger is a pain...and I never knew you used to teach cool is that?

Amy L. Sonnichsen said...

Oh Tess, how cool! I love all those stars sticking up, too. And you're so humble, which is awesome. :) Congrats again!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

WOW! That is so awesome to see LOVE getting all the recognition it deserves.

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss tess! hooray for you! for sure youre a super star. i hope you have a fun and happy thanksgiving.
...hugs from lenny

Crystal said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Yes, hooray for Ollie, definitely! Those starred reviews are AWESOME (and well-deserved) . . . Congratulations! :)