A coworker got what is easily the greatest kid letter ever sent to anyone at Scholastic Book Clubs. She sent a box of books to his classroom and this was Pedro’s thank you note. My favorite part? After promising to “go into it later” he calls THE WESTING GAME “limit-breakingly stupendous.” Which is 100% true!
Hi, back, Pedro!
Thank you for the books you have sent to our book club group. I am looking forward to the book titled “The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee,” which has the subtitle “An Origami Yoda Book,” by Tom Angleberger. Some of my favorite types of books are mystery books, like our recently finished “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin which I will go more into later. I would especially like a type of book with multiple short stories that are minimally connected, where all of the characters from each story join up at the end to solve a colossal problem including all of the previous stories’ antagonists there for the sole reason of ruining the protagonists’ lives, kind of like “The Witch of Fourth Street” by Myron Levoy.
On to this. Have you ever heard of the book “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin? If you haven’t, it’s a limit-breakingly stupendous book where every prediction you make it sure to be wrong. Not that that’s a bad thing, but still. So, Alison, I have a question for you. What’s your fondest memory of Christmas? I want to know. I’d say my fondest would be the time I got to Plug n’ Play games where the controllers would be based off of the games that they contain. They were Power Ranger S.P.D. and SpongeBob SquarePants based. I can’t wait for the next set of books to arrive! Tell Scholastic I say “Hi!”
Let’s talk Ellen Raskin, Pedro. I like your style.