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'Honk' book garners one more honor

"Honk: The Moose" by Phil Stong, first published in 1935 and reissued by Duluth's Trellis Publishing in 2001, has received yet one more accolade: It is a 2002 Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medal Finalist in the Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction category.

"Honk: The Moose" by Phil Stong, first published in 1935 and reissued by Duluth's Trellis Publishing in 2001, has received yet one more accolade: It is a 2002 Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medal Finalist in the Juvenile/Young Adult Fiction category.
The prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards are sponsored annually by the Publishers Marketing Association. The 2002 Benjamin Franklin Awards ceremony was held in New York City on May 1. Judges, selected for their expertise in the publishing industry, chose 153 titles in 51 categories out of more than 1,400 entries for special recognition as Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Medal Winners and Silver Medal Finalists.
"Honk: The Moose," a tale based upon a real-life incident in Biwabik, is a 1936 Newbery Honor book, a 1970 Carol Lewis Shelf Award winner, named as one of Cattermole's 100 Best Children's Books of the 20th Century, a BookSense 76 Winter 2001-02 Pick, and an Upper Midwest Booksellers Association 2001 Midwest Favorite.
According to Mary Koski, president of Trellis Publishing, "It is exciting that a small press such as Trellis Publishing has been recognized by the leaders of the publishing industry with this award. And I am absolutely delighted that 'Honk: The Moose,' first published 67 years ago, is being enjoyed by a whole new generation of young readers."
For more information about Trellis Publishing, "Honk: The Moose" or the Benjamin Franklin Awards, call Mary Koski at Trellis Publishing, (800) 513-0115, or send e-mail to her at trellis2@aol.com .

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