Happy 62nd Birthday Lois Duncan
I just got my hands on the Newbery and Caldecott Trivia. Can you tell? In the case of Ms. Duncan it says:
Lois Duncan once registered for a class in children's literature under her real name, Lois Arquette. The teacher, not realizing the identity of her student, assigned a Lois Duncan book for the class to analyze. Arquette received an "A".
Well one should hope so. Today you may celebrate Ms. Duncan's birth by walking down scary hallways, killing your teachers, and engaging in various sundry activities. I once handed a twelve-year-old, Down A Dark Hall because she wanted something creepy. She took one look at the cover and asked, "Is this for kids?". *sigh*