A Special Gift

July 3rd, 2015
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A bag of birdseed, a jar of peanut butter, a handful of dandelions. I have received many sweet and strange gifts during my author talks. But a recent one caught me by surprise. The Waterville Rotary Club presented me with a certificate and the promise to vaccinate 10 children against Polio in my name. Quite an honor and an extraordinary gift. More than two billion children in 122 countries have been immunized against Polio thanks to Rotary International. Impressive group. And it was a terrific working with them on my latest book: “Rhoda’s Rescue.”

SAMMY IN THE SKY. Illustrations copyright © 2011 by Jamie Wyeth. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA.