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Local sisters win awards in Cricket Magazine competition

Posted: September 9, 2009 5:11 p.m.
Updated: September 9, 2009 10:54 p.m.

Emma Kehl and Sophie Kehl, age 8, and Madeline Kehl, age 12, of Valencia, received Honorable Mention in the April 2009 Cricket League writing competition hosted by Cricket magazine. 

For this contest, each entrant was asked to submit an original story about an animal in an unusual place. Emma's, Madeline's and Sophie's names appear in the Cricket League pages of the September 2009 issue. Their stories are posted at

Cricket features the best short stories, poems and articles by the world's finest children's authors and is illustrated by the best artists from here and abroad.

In each issue, award-winning Cricket sponsors a different and unique writing or art competition, with two to three hundred entries pouring in each time from enthusiastic Cricket readers all over the world.

Winners receive recognition and prizes, and the best entries are published in the magazine and on its Web site for children

Founded in 1973, Cricket is published by Carus Publishing Company, also publisher of Babybug©, the magazine for infants and toddlers ages 6 months to 2 years, Ladybug© for children ages 2 to 6, Spider© for ages 6 to 9, Cicada© for teens and young adults, the nonfiction magazines Click©, Ask© and Muse©, and the Cobblestone© line of history and world culture magazines for young people. Cricket Editorial Board members include Roger Sutton, Ann Thwaite, Katherine Paterson, Linda Sue Park and Anita Silvey. Carolyn Digby Conahan is staff artist.


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