|special thanks to Richard Groth for the photos|
But it was worth it! The rehearsal alone was full of hilarity. Rain Dragon couldn't take her eyes off of the 1st Ambassador of Children's Literature, Jon Scieszka. She was star-struck...or, rather, octopus-stricken.
Jon didn't wear the costume for the whole time but Rain Dragon remained in awe of him the rest of the rehearsal. Which made her behave well enough for the rest of us to practice the performance:
|me, Susan Cooper, Carol Rasco from RIF, Linda Robb Johnson, Jon Scieszka, and Katherine Paterson! talk about rubbing elbows!|
She and Cowboy Linda Robb Johnson, had to fight the paparazzi to the stage:
But they made it and the performance was a great success!
Squeeze me, I'm sitting next to the Susan Cooper! She's so classy, like the Helen Mirren of children's literature.
Which I guess would make Katherine Paterson and Jon Scieszka the King and Queen of children's literarture, as they were both Ambassadors:
|should be crowns instead of medals, then|
Thanks so much NCBLA!
|the NCBLA organizers/heroines of the event, Mary Brigid Barrett (my former teacher at RISD), Marilyn Ludolph and Geri Edins|