Yesterday, I went to my old school to meet my librarian and give her a copy of The Story-Catcher. She still had the book in her hand about half an hour later when children from class III were lining up to go into the library.
One excited girl saw the book and exclaimed, “That’s The Story-Catcher, isn’t it?”
Both the librarian and I were surprised. “Yes…”
“I have the same book at home!” said the girl.
“Wow! Where did you get it from?” I asked. I’ve found just one copy in a bookshop so far, and was curious about where this child I did not know had found it.
“Santa gave it to me.”
I did not want to ruin her Santa-romance by asking her who her parents were, but thank you, Santa, whoever you are. It would also be nice if you could get her to read the book, though!