What a wonderful surprise in the mail today: Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator, in Chinese!!
I first learned about this edition in my semi-annual royalty statement back in April, but it is really exciting to see the actual product, which I got from Andy Boyles, my editor at Boyds Mills Press. I didn’t take an image of an inside page, but the English words are right there on the page with the Chinese. I can’t read a word of Chinese, but, as luck would have it, a longtime friend is coming for Thanksgiving who is Chinese. I can’t wait to hear what she thinks of the translation. This is very exciting!
My two older sons play soccer for Murrah High School. The Mustangs started the season last week with a Jamboree against other teams in Jackson. Then, it was Murrah v. Lanier on Tuesday, Murrah v. Provine on Thursday, and Murrah v. Magee on Saturday. Big week. Here are the shots (taken by Richard and me) I thought worth sharing. (BTW, the girls are 3-0. The boys are 2-0-1.) Anyone else who is taking photographs, especially of the girls, please share.
If you click on a photo, you can see it a little larger.
These next few are from the Murrah v. Lanier game on Tuesday night. Murrah won.
The next batch are from Murrah v. Magee on Saturday. It was a relief for the photographers to have daylight, but the game ended in a tie. 0-0.