Author Deborah Frontiera recently received two great compliments for her picture book, Eric and the Enchanted Leaf: The First Adventure. The first came in a letter from Holley Linn, librarian at Gordon G. Barkell Elementary School in Hancock, MI. She wrote, "The children here have truly been enchanted by Eric and the Enchanted Leaf . . . We've had them waiting very impatiently for a turn at checking it out of the library. As luck would have it, it arrived here just as the second graders were beginning a study on insects, particularly ants. So it couldn't have been more timely for our kids." The second came in an e-mail from Tara Henderson, president of the Texas State Reading Association. The e-mail informed Frontiera that the book was one of six finalists for the association's Golden Spur Award for children's literature. All finalists were given the designation of "Honor Book."