I am very honored by the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Medal for Pre-Teen Mystery, presented to THE MAYPOP KIDNAPPING by the Independent Publishers Group and Jenkins. The award is based upon content, originality, design and production quality, with emphasis on innovation and creativity. Thus, I share it with all the fine people at Lerner who work behind the scenes to help create such beautiful books, and who thankfully, had faith in this one.