Well, well, well! For any Canadian, or any children's book lover for the matter, the name Robert Munsch might ring a bell. He's the beloved author of such books as: Love You Forever, 50 Below Zero, and my personal favourite The Paperbag Princess. He is a prolific writer, and I have been loving him since I was a child.
Well, just a couple of months ago I found out about a story competition. A competition hosted by Scholastic in which three unpublished stories based in communities in Canada vie for the most votes. The winning story will be Robert Munsch's latest publication AND Mr. Munsch himself will go to the community to launch the book.
So, one of the competing towns just happened to be my hometown of Rigolet, Labrador. I voted my little heart out, I told everybody about it (except here, which is totally ridiculous), and blasted it on my facebook at random times. The winner was announced on November 1st. Can you guess what community won? Really, can you??? That's right, little ol' Rigolet took it!! My beautiful hometown of about 350 people will have a children's book published with a story set there. I'm so proud!