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Student who entered through NPT pens and illustrates a winning sequel
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – July 2, 2008 – Kieran Morris of Thompson’s Station may have a successful franchise on his hands. Morris, a home-schooled Second Grader, has been awarded a national third place award in the Second Grade category in The14th Annual READING RAINBOW Young Writers & Illustrators Contest. Extraordinarily, his winning story, TRACTORMAN SAVES THE SAVANNAH, is the sequel to the story he won the national Grand Prize for in the First Grade category last year, TRACTORMAN SAVES THE RAINFOREST.
This year, our landscaping hero and his compatriots, having tended to environmental concerns in the original book, turn their sights toward saving endangered animals in Africa. Morris’s winning national entry can be viewed, along with other winning local entries, at the NPT Parents & Kids section of wnpt.org. The illustrated stories of all of this year’s national Contest winners will be displayed on READING RAINBOW’s Web site in early August 2008.