Monday, April 5, 2010

And the Winner is......

Katherine Paterson made the final choice this morning in The Battle of the (Kids') Books.  To recap, the final two books were The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge and Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge.  Then to create more interest or suspense or difficulty to the choice, followers voted for one of the 16 original books to come back from the dead in the final round.  The Undead book was The Frog Scientist by Pamela S. Turner.

Paterson had a hard choice because as she says in her explanation this morning, this was like comparing "apples, orangutans and orchids." 

Her choice?  Marching for freedom!!!!!!!!  (It has the absolutely finest subtitle I have ever read, "walk together, children, and don't you grow weary".)

Hmmm, what should the YS staff read now?  (This member of the YS staff is working her way through the works of the late great Sid Fleischman.)  Without the urgency of The Battle of the Kids' Books, the YS staff may need some other suggestions.  Just let us know what you are reading.

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