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MaryBeth Hinrichs <[log in to unmask]>
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Congratulations - a very well-deserved award!

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 6:44 PM, Laurie O'Keefe <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Laurie O'Keefe
> Medical/Biological Illustrations
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> Hi everyone, I guess this info. might best be suited for the "shameless"
> self promotion category, but I just found out this week that a children's
> book I illustrated was named to the NSTA 2013 list of Outstanding Science
> Trade Books. The National Science Teacher's Association ( NSTA) in
> combination with the Children's Book Council (CBC) collaborate each year to
> choose top reads for grade K-12 that promote science and literacy. The book
> is called "Gopher to the Rescue! A Volcano Recovery story", published by
> Sylvan Dell Publishing and written by Terry Jennings. I donated some copies
> to the GNSI auction at the meeting this past summer, so some of you may
> have seen it there ( or may even have a copy, "Gretchen"). If you want a
> glimpse of the artwork and general story you can look it up on Amazon, or
> go to the publishers website to find
> out more details.
> Here is the link to the NSTA site that shows the list and short
> description of the books that won:
> Here is the Amazon link that shows selected inside pages and reviews:
> I suppose having been in the illustration field for 20+ years, I am kind
> of late to this genre considering this was my first official illustrated
> children's picture book. Better late than never ( but I'm close!). Also,
> just so you know, I actually contacted the publisher when they were
> soliciting for scientific illustrations after posting it on this listserv a
> few years back. SOOOOOO, my extreme gratitude to this list with all of your
> generous input and all the opportunity it creates.
> Laurie
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