This past weekend illustrator Craig Orback attended The New York Street Reading Association's
convention in Syracuse, New York.
Why, you might ask?
He received the 2012 Charlotte Award for The Can Man. It was voted by 12,000 kids across New York
State as their favorite book in the Intermediate category.
(No hurricane was going to stop him!)
Craig has created a blog post at and would love to share his
weekend with others. To learn more about his work, visit
Congratulations, Craig! Well done, you!