Hey, hey my box of Julia Gillian and the Dream of the Dog arrived!
Scholastic did a beautiful job with the printing and I think it looks beautiful and a big thank you to Tracy and Marijka over there who made this such a wonderful experience.
And a super duper thank you Alison for writing such a wonderful series and letting me be a part of it! Its been a great 3 year adventure in Julia Gillian's neighborhood!
And a congratulations to Jon Terada for winning the grand prize!
I'll be notifying Jon and the other four winners by email and sending out the books in the next week.
Its always a exciting moment when the box of books arrives at the door
and you open it and see them for the first time in its final form.
Its always a little surreal to see images you've been working on over months and staring at on paper
and on the computer screen between boards with a dustjacket.
I'm very happy with the feel and printing of these books in the hand. And as I've said previously,
this is my favourite of the three books and Alison wrote a funny, heart wrenching and uplifting book.