The Noodle Club by local author and middle school teacher Deborah Burggraaf, has been selected as a finalist in the humor category by the 2014 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) Book Awards.
The Noodle Club follows Burggraaf’s seventh book, Flutternutter, which received two silver medal awards for Best Children’s Picture Book and Best Cover Design at the Florida Authors and Publishers Association 2013 President’s Banquet in September.
The Noodle Club is a tale about retirees in Florida who meet daily in the swimming pool with their Styrofoam noodles and develop long-lasting friendships.
Children ages 10 and up will enjoy splashing into the pool with the “golden oldies,” as they float away each day celebrating the joy of friendship. The illustrator for The Noodle Club is Matt Lumsden of Delray Beach.
The award ceremony will take place Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Marriott in Pompano Beach.
Parents, educators, adults and children alike will welcome the activities available at Burggraaf’s web site, located at www.dburgg.com.
ABOVE: Local author Deborah Burggraaf.