Last Friday my Dutton editor called me to say that when she arrived at work that morning there was a package on her chair, addressed to me. She said it was from a school in Texas, and asked if I knew what it might contain. I had no idea. Then she said, “It’s postmarked last June!” She didn’t know where it had been hiding since it was delivered five long months ago. I suggested that she open it, but she preferred to send it on to me, which she did.
The long delayed box arrived yesterday. When I opened it, I was delighted to find a lovely plaque announcing that Trapped won the 2008 Children’s Crown Award, presented by the National Christian School Association. I’m embarrassed that the sender had to wait so long to receive a thank you from me, but delighted to add this meaningful honor to my credits.