I'm posting in the middle of the week because this is just so cool!
Whoo, hoo for Kirby Larson. Her book Hattie Big Sky was one of my Newbery picks and I'm thrilled to see her book receive an Newbery Honor. Kirby is one of the most generous writers I know. She's one of those "salt of the earth" people that you meet so rarely in life. If you haven't read Hattie Big Sky, run to the bookstore. The brilliance here is going back to the prairie days and writing something wholly fresh.