Yesterday I received a rattlesnake in the post! Regular visitors might remember that last year Dragonkeeper (of more correctly Huterin des Drachen) won the German children’s choice award called the Kalbacher Klapperschlange. And those with excellent memories might recall that Klapperschlange means rattlesnake.
Book awards come in all shapes and sizes—plaques, medals, glass sculptures—but this one is in the shape of a rattlesnake. I also got a certificate and the comments made by the children who judged the award (translated into English). Here is my Klapperschlange making friends with one of my dragons.