She had quite a few typos actually. She had to keep correcting herself. It was kind of weird.
I don't understand why they even bother with the chat if they're only going to answer questions that are already answered in the FAQ. She should answer the remaining questions and post them on the site, but of course they won't.
Post by hurricanebill on Nov 30, 2006 3:13:52 GMT -5
I guess Scholastic wanted to portray Ann in a certain way, and they weren't going to make her deal with hard/controversial questions or ones that would make their staff etc look bad. Their main priority is to promote their company. They wouldn't want to stuff up in the PR department by having Ann answer a question that could ruin the company's reputation.
So unless anyone knows Ann personally and speaks with her on a regular basis, they would never hear the "real" answers.
Post by booboobrewer on Dec 1, 2006 21:47:09 GMT -5
I don't understand why they even bother with the chat if they're only going to answer questions that are already answered in the FAQ.
I knew the Ann-chat was going to be more of the same
Yeah, I knew it wouldn't be too groundbreaking, but was hoping that something of note might come up. Ugh, how boring.
Did she talk about her new Main Street series? I'll look for the transcript on the site. Also noticed from her recent letter that she has written a book about a girl with a dog named Sadie. Gee, just like Ann's own dog Sadie that she is posing with at the top of the page.
She must really love remembering her childhood. Young girls growing up in the 50s seems to be a favorite theme.
Post by wanderingfrog on Dec 3, 2006 21:04:09 GMT -5
Amazon has a description of the first Main Street book, Welcome to Camden Falls:
Flora and Ruby do not want to move to Camden Falls. But they don't really have a choice -- their parents are dead and their grandmother, Min, is taking them in. It's strange to be in a new place. But luckily, it's a very welcoming place. Min runs a sewing store, Needle & Thread, at the heart of Main Street in Camden Falls. There, Flora and Ruby become friends with Olivia, who likes to organize things, and Nikki, who lives on the wrong side of the tracks. Even if Flora and Ruby never expected it to, Camden Falls becomes their home...and its stories become a part of their stories.
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Listen-through Progress: #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary (November 1989)
What age group is this book aimed at? Do most little girls in 21st century America like sewing? It does sound rather yawn-worthy.
My guess is that Ann is trying to distance herself from the BSC since that is all she was known for for so long. Kind of like actors who play a certain role on TV for a long time, get famous and try to disassociate themselves from the role.