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Mudgy and Millie statues and book lead visitors through downtown Coeur d'Alene.
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Mudgy and Millie Lay Strong Foundation in Coeur d’Alene

by Alexander Pavlicin

Five life-size bronze statutes of Mudgy the Moose and his hide-and-seek pal Millie the Mouse lead visitors along the 2-1/4-mile Mudgy Moose Trail to key points of interest in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: from a hiking trailhead to the public library to the lakeshore. A placard next to each statue displays a corresponding page from the Mudgy and Millie children’s picture book. The book’s proceeds benefit the library foundation and its story bonds residents and visitors alike to the surrounding community. […]

Collaboration: Key for Musician Authors
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Collaboration: Key for Musician Authors

by Meagan Frank

Grammy-winning children’s Americana folk artists The Okee Dokee Brothers, award-winning solo indie pop/rock artist Korby Lenker, and legendary country music singer and songwriter Whisperin’ Bill Anderson are all music makers who have made careers of songwriting. Compelled by storytelling, these artists have most comfortably navigated the world of notes and audiences, and each has recently found ways to tell stories on the pages of books as well. Their journeys can teach every storyteller a thing or two about the power of collaboration. […]

Colleges Gift Book to High School Leaders
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Colleges Gift Book to High School Leaders

by Alexander Pavlicin

Many colleges and universities across the US partner with high schools to ceremonially award College Book Awards to exceptional high school upperclassmen, usually juniors. Each award recognizes a certain area of excellence and achievement, such as talent in music or the arts, academic success, political advocacy, or service in the community. What separates a College Book Award from other acknowledgements of high achievement is the unique gift each college provides—a book. […]