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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Could this be more fun?

The first hardcover of GLORY BE has arrived!

It took a bit of a detour on its way to St. Petersburg, FL.

First it stopped off in Madison, NJ where my nice neighbor rescued it from potential drowning on my front doorstep.

Then my great friend Al retrieved it and sent it my way. Triple bagged!

Now, here it is. TaDa!


And beautiful back cover, with all my lovely quotes.


Please note I used my extensive librarian skills to open the book properly. No cracking this baby's spine.

Oh wow. Look at that image on the spine. Love.

She's sharing the shelf with some pretty special books. I still can't quite believe this.
Won't be long before Glory's out in the world. Exciting times!


Barbara O'Connor said...

Oh wow!!!!! Such an exciting time. So very happy for you. Wish I could have been there to pop a cork with you!!

And such a great book collection you have! :-)

Carol Baldwin said...

Yes, excitement for sure. Loved these pictures--can feel your excitement!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Gorgeous, Augusta!!! I love it, and I love those quotes! ;-)

Me, you, and Barbara one day to pop some corks . . . I am determined!

PragmaticMom said...

Thank you for the copy of Glory Be. I really enjoyed it. I am creating a Top 10 List for Martin Luther King Day tentatively titled Top 10 Best Children's Books on the Civil Rights Movement and your book will definitely be on it. Any other suggestions? I like those books that show different points of view around Civil Rights like One Crazy Summer and 10 Miles Past Normal. I feel that books like yours and theirs really help kids connect to what it was like and how it affected the every day person. And the ultimate question so timely in these days of anti-bullying: what did you do when there was a situation where someone was being bullied? What does it take to stand up to someone for something you believe in? Can everyone be a hero?

Thanks again. Love your book. Congrats!

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks, everyone. Cork popping soon!

Loved One Crazy Summer and 10 Miles Past Normal, Pragmatic Mom. Also think K.L Going's book, LIberation of Gabriel King might fit onto your list. Thanks for your very nice words about Glory Be.

Exciting times!