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Flat Stanley Writing Contest

on October 26, 2009

Last spring, a friend’s daughter mailed me her Flat Stanley so he could have adventures in Lake Stevens. Flat Stanley got to watch the Final Four Basketball Games and he got some new clothing–in particular rain gear for Seattle winter weather.

Now, Flat Stanley is having a writing contest.

Kids ages 7 to 12 are asked to  write a 150-word Stanley story.

Flat Stanley is a book character created more than 45 years ago. In the first book, he got flattened by a bulletin board and then discovered that being flat allowed him to do all sorts of cool things. Since then, Stanley’s journeys have continued in many books . The goal is to raise kids’ awareness of geography.

Story-writing winners will be chosen in three age groups. Each winner will get an Adventures by Disney vacation for four.

Rules and entry materials can be found at www.flatstanleybooks.com/adventuresbydisney .

The deadline is Nov. 30.

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