Thursday, February 25, 2016
23,000 students throughout the state of Louisiana voted to choose the winners of the 2016 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Awards. The Mischievians by William Joyce was the top choice among third through fifth graders. Other winners were announced by the State Library of Louisiana on their website: http://www.state.lib.la.us.
“A stupendous number of kids participate in giving this award,” said William Joyce. "That means a lot of kids read The Mischievians and liked it a lot. For a children's book author, it doesn't get better than that. Makes me want to finish the sequel pronto!”
The Mischievians is a picture book partnership between William Joyce and Dr. Maximilian Fortisque Robinson Zooper, published by Simon & Schuster. The book details highly scientific research on an ancient race of global mischief-makers called the Mischievians. Working closely with Dr. Zooper, Joyce and Moonbot's artists ensure an accurate and scientific visual representation of each Mischievian, including the elusive Endroller, the villainous creature who uses up all the toilet paper and the illustrious Homework Eater, responsible for consuming over a trillion pounds of missing homework.