Winner of the 2016 Great Stone Face Award
by Cece Bell
The Great Stone Face Book Award is given annually to an author whose book was voted as the students' favorite. Students in grades 4-6, throughout New Hampshire, are eligible to participate in selecting the winner of this award. Students are introduced to the 20 nominated titles in their school library and may independently read these titles until April 2015, when voting takes place.
The Old Man in the Mountain, also known as the Great Stone Face, was a rock formation that looked like the profile of an old man. It was located on Cannon Mountain in the White Mountains. Although the rock formation collapsed in 2003, it is still the official New Hampshire state emblem.
Photograph used with the permission of a creative commons license