It was my first sunny and humid Halloween morning in Singapore. I looked at my school mailbox and I found an unexpected package peeking out. It was sent from my friend Jane in Chicago. I wondered what she could have sent me. My birthday had already passed, and Christmas was still months away.
As I read the description on the customs label, it said the content was a book?! I opened the package quickly and at first glance, I couldn’t believe it. How did she know this was the book that I’ve been wanting? I’ve been waiting to see when it would sell online here in Singapore since it just came out in the States. I’ve been reading blog posts and tweets about this book! I couldn’t wait to get my own copy. How did she know?
It was the new Sharon Creech book called The Great Unexpected. I immediately pulled the book out of the package, opened it up and immediately stumbled across this.
I couldn’t believe it. Sharon Creech had signed the book to “2 Apples a Day”! With even more confusion, I read the note inside, of course on Domo stationary from Jane. Now it all made sense. My friend heard of her book signing nearby in Chicago and got her to sign a copy for us. Jane mentioned our blog to Sharon, and she said she knew about it and even followed it.
When Melody and I discovered that Sharon followed our blog a few months ago, we were soo ecstatic. We are both HUGE fans of Sharon Creech and love her books! Now we have our first book that has been signed by the author for 2 apples a day! If any other authors want to send us signed copies of their book, we will gladly accept and blog about them too. 🙂
So a huge thank you to Jane Cho for getting the book signed and sent to us! Also, a big thank you to Sharon Creech as well. I will definitely be blogging about the book after I read it. When I told my students the story about the book, they begged me to read it to them! Make sure to check out Sharon’s blog: http://sharonkaycreech.blogspot.sg/
3 thoughts on “The Great Unexpected Package”
Oh, you got it! Yay!!! xx What a good friend you have . . .
Thanks for the comment Sharon and reading our blog! Yes, I agree that we have a great friend! I just started the book! 🙂
Yes, I one hundred percent agree with Jee Young…for example— if someone would like to send ME A COPY of this book in Korea I will gladly give out my address 🙂
Jane, you are awesome— what a thoughtful package! Sharon, you are awesome— thanks for the inspiration in my classroom, and for following our blog!