Thursday, August 23, 2012
We Have Our Winners
It is that time you have all been waiting for, when we announce the winners of the Teen Summer Reading Contest!
For our Grand Prize of an iPad, drawn from 3670 entries we have Madison McA from Marysville! Madison is a student at 10th Street Middle School and wrote some great reviews this summer.
For the coveted Librarians' Choice Award we have Carly B, a homeschooler from Lake Stevens. The librarians loved that she brought back an old school book and breathed fresh life into in.
The Princess and the Goblin By George MacDonald
Description: Goblins live and miners dig under Princess Irene's castle. One night goblins see Irene. They make plans to kidnap her and forcibly marry her to the cruel goblin prince. A noble miner boy, Curdie, is determined to help Irene. Meanwhile, Irene has found her mysterious great-great grandmother. Will Curdie and the woman be enough to save the princes?
My Thoughts: This is an old book, written in 1872, so occasional language is outdated--but that just adds to the charm of this lovely tale. The reader will come to realize that no matter one's lowly birth, one can be a prince or princess by one's noble, truthful actions. I admired Irene's truthfulness, even when no one would believe her.
Recommendation: fantasy, princess, and fairy-tale fans
Congratulations to all our readers, for being such awesome readers and reviewers. We are really loved reading all your reviews and are so glad you shared the fun of reading with everyone this summer.
And special thanks to our very generous Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, without whom we would not be able to offer such fabulous prizes!