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Ryan Kim  7/15/2013

Guesses about Carolyn Cole have been flying around since last week, and now things have taken a new turn.

Last week Carolyn Cole won the Inscriber Prize, the country’s biggest book prize, with her book Paper Soldier. Cole herself did not show up for the prize. It was not only the first time in history that a first-time writer won the prize, but also the first time that the winner did not appear.

Now here comes anotherfirst timefor the Inscriber: Cole is not real.Sheis in fact Thomas Goode. Goode is known for his picture books. His best-known book, Blue Moon, won him two national book prizes and sold over one million copies.

Goode had tried to writeseriousbooks before. His first try was Parent, which came out in 2006. Sadly, Goode’s big name did not help, and there was little interest in Parent. Goode’s friend told NBN that he wanted to write a book under a different name. Goode thought that people might treat his book seriously if they did not know it was from a picture book writer.

For the moment, there has been no word from Goode yet.

1.
From the news story, which fact is seen as a new turn?
Carolyn Cole is not the winner’s real name.
Carolyn Cole did not appear for the Inscriber Prize.
Carolyn Cole is a first-time writer.
Carolyn Cole won the Inscriber Prize.
2.
Which is most likely true about the Inscriber Prize?
likely 可能
It is a new prize for picture books.
It was started by NBN News.
It is a prize only for first-time writers.
It is treated seriously by writers in the country.
3.
What can we learn about Thomas Goode?
His life as a picture book writer has not been successful.
He wants to be more than just a picture book writer.
He has won the Inscriber Prize twice.
He told NBN that Paper Solider was his work.
4.
What do we know about Thomas Goode’s books?
His first picture book came out in 2006.
Blue Moon was written under a different name.
Paper Soldier is his best-selling book.
The sales of Parent were bad.