Yes it's Robynne Blumë and her death defying Disney stunt!
To get back at Disney for, among other things, refusing to let you use Eeyore in The Well of Lost Plots, I took one your books to Disneyland and defiantly read it on such rides as Splash Mountain and Indiana Jones. I tried to get a picture with Eeyore reading the book as well, but unfortunately he wasn't in the park that day. The book came out of the giant splash with no harm, as have all humans (and people have done some truly stupid things for that camera). Sadly, carrying a paperback book around in a backpack all day long proved to be quite a bit more dangerous. Pictured, in ascending order, are: Me, Robynne BlumĪ, reading The Big Over Easy; my sister, S, Krystal McCauley; my sister in law, Rachel McCauley; my brother, Trevor McCauley; and some woman we had never met and don't know the name of.
And here's Robynne's acceptance speech:
"YAY! How reassuring; I was a little bit doubtful of my idea. Sure, I thought the picture was funny, and my friends and family thought the picture was funny, but did that really mean anything? Apparently, yes. Wonderful. Of course, I am not content to rest on my laurels. Next summer I intend to gather six Fforde Ffans, one of them a small child so that the seating will work, and to fill a boat with his books. I don't know that I will be able to pull this off, but I would be daft not to try."
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To go to the 2007 nominations page, click HERE.
To go to the 2005 nominations page, click HERE.