The idea behind Who Won the Week is to give you the opportunity to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
In my continuing effort to avoid politics, this week’s Who Won the Week winner is Dillon Helbig. Armed with pencils and crayons, the Boise, Idaho second-grader wrote a book in which a boy finds himself magically transported to the North Pole. He’s chased by a moose into a time portal that transports him back to 1621, where he joins the first Thanksgiving in colonial America. Just when things can’t get any crazier, the boy is eaten by a giant turkey.
Dillon had been writing and illustrating his own stories since he was about six. But he felt that the audience for his fiction shouldn’t be limited to just his mom and dad. So, after he handwrote his latest story, The Adventures of Dillon Helbig’s Crismis, during Christmas break, he decided to secretly slip the book onto the shelves of the local library on a trip there with his grandmother.
Alex Hartman, a library manager, discovered the 81-page novel and read it to his 6-year-old son, who giggled with delight. Library staff agreed that The Adventures of Dillon Helbig’s Crismis belonged in the library’s permanent collection. The book now commands a 55-person waitlist, and Dillon is hard at work on a much-anticipated sequel.
So congratulations Dillon. You won the week this week. And best of luck on your budding career as an author. All of us bloggers are jealous of you.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?
Oh, if you were concerned that I was totally abandoning all things political, I give you this: