Gary Paulsen dedicates his book to YOU!!!Posted: October 23, 2011
Last year Mrs Buell won the opportunity to choose the name of a character in a book by Gary Paulsen. Students voted and chose the name JC , to honor the memory of our beloved former chef JC Silva, and Mrs Buell chose the surname Tucker to honor her mother. At the end of the school year we learned that, not only had Gary Paulsen included a character named JC Tucker in his book, but that he’d also included a character named Betsy Putnam ( Mrs Buell’s maiden name) and dedicated the book to everyone involved in this wonderful story!
The new book, Crush, hasn’t been published yet, but you may well have seen it poking out of school backpacks because Gary Paulsen’s publisher Wendy Lamb sent us a box of Advance Reader Copies so that St Philip’s students could be among the first people in the whole wide world to read it!!!! She also sent a picture of the cover art and the dedication page which reads : This book is dedicated to my friends at
St. Philip’s Academy in Newark, N.J.
Who brought us all together.