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farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-26, 03:01 PM
Well, sort of. She won 1st place in the tpt Young Writers Contest. Click the link, she's the 2nd grade winner:

http://www.wpt.org/kids/wipbs/winstory.html

They chopped it significantly, cut about half of it out. But the full version is now in hardcover on the shelves at her school library. The school sent it off to one of those services that turn it into a bound book.

She didn't win a prize at the national level, but I don't know who did, can't find a link to the winners or rankings. Quite a good showing, she's now cruising the web looking for other contests.

Which reminds me, time to get in and set some search parameters on our PC. Sometimes some pretty inappropriate stuff pops up when she is searching & surfing.

Disinfo Agent
2006-Jan-26, 03:10 PM
Congratulations. I like the fish drawings.

ToSeek
2006-Jan-26, 03:16 PM
She didn't win a prize at the national level, but I don't know who did, can't find a link to the winners or rankings.

I think the national winners are here. (http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/contest/2005/index.html) Meanwhile, congrats to your daughter for such a great showing!

The_Radiation_Specialist
2006-Jan-26, 03:57 PM
Cangrats to you daughter. Thats a nice drawing! :D

suntrack2
2006-Jan-26, 04:04 PM
convey my hearty congratulations to your daughter.

Moose
2006-Jan-26, 04:10 PM
They chopped it significantly, cut about half of it out.

The part between the fish getting caught and the boy realizing the fish are sad, right? That's what, the plot? *chuckle* Pesky editors.


But the full version is now in hardcover on the shelves at her school library. The school sent it off to one of those services that turn it into a bound book.

Now that's just too spiffy!

Looking forward to seeing her future work on the NYT Bestseller's List. :)

Moose
2006-Jan-26, 04:13 PM
Yeek, that was quick. One of my little eccentricities is that I'm constitutionally unable to walk away from an incomplete good story. Not for very long, anyway.

Don, could you summarize what got cut before my head asplodes for the second time today? TIA.

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-26, 04:33 PM
Thanks for the compliments, I'll share them with her. She'll get a big thrill, as she relates very well to adults (and big kids).

I was a bit dissapointed by the cuts too; I mean how much more work to include the other 3 or 4 pages? I have it on my PC at home; I'll try to remember to post it tonight, and maybe have her add a little commentary.

Maksutov
2006-Jan-26, 04:39 PM
It would appear the editors didn't cut the name of the main fish. "Seara Madoson Nicolis", now that is a big name for a little fish! Your daughter's quite inventive and has a nice subtle sense of humor. Very enjoyable drawings too.

Please pass along my congratulations to her. Looking forward to further adventures and more stories!

http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/tiere/c055.gif

Argos
2006-Jan-26, 06:19 PM
There´s a bit of suspense when the net makes its appearance. I thought they were going to be separated forever. Good that everything ends up fine. My congratulations!

mickal555
2006-Jan-26, 09:09 PM
Hey thats a great story :D

:clap: To your daughter :D

publiusr
2006-Jan-26, 09:46 PM
Congrats in spades

hippietrekx
2006-Jan-26, 10:26 PM
Cute! She's only in the second grade? Those were pretty good pictures, and she has great syntax for being so young.

--hippie

farmerjumperdon
2006-Jan-27, 01:26 PM
Cute! She's only in the second grade? Those were pretty good pictures, and she has great syntax for being so young.

--hippie

Yeah, she's quite the artist & writer. She's actually done several stories. In grade K she took 1st in county, in 1st grade she took 2nd in county, and now 1st in state. She's also sold several paintings. Just friends of the family type of sales where she cajoles a buck or two out of somebody after they praise her work. But it really is quite good.

I tried to post the whole book last night, but it is 11 pages and 15MB, and I think the size prevented uploading it. (I forgot how long it was - they really chopped a lot. The website has the 1st three pages, and then 2 of the later ones).

Don't have a web page myself - so until I get one of my more technically able friends to set one up; the mystyery will prevail.

Moose
2006-Jan-27, 01:38 PM
Don't have a web page myself - so until I get one of my more technically able friends to set one up; the mystyery will prevail.

I'd be happy to host it, Don. Are you familiar with FTP at all? PM me, and we'll hash out the connection details.

Titana
2006-Jan-27, 06:07 PM
Congrats to your daughter! For a second grader, that was a heck of a good job.....;)




Titana.

LurchGS
2006-Jan-27, 11:36 PM
nice story. I'll show my kids (they spend a lot of time writing, themselves. Mostly fanfic, but they do generate the occasional one-off story.)

In fact, they are so prolific I bought them their own laptops for Xmas (Ebay is your friend)

Fraser
2006-Jan-28, 12:47 AM
Great, let me know when she's ready to submit articles to Universe Today. :-)

Candy
2006-Jan-28, 01:19 AM
Very cool! :clap:

hippietrekx
2006-Jan-28, 04:34 AM
I'd be happy to host it, Don. Are you familiar with FTP at all? PM me, and we'll hash out the connection details.

Aww, beat to the punch. I was about to offer up some web-space for you. :o

--hippie