Left to Right: Ellen, Tomie, Maria Elena
Many, many years ago, Ellen invited Tomie to visit the international school in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she worked. But, Tomie couldn't accept the invitation. Yet, Ellen still wanted to meet Tomie.
So, when Ellen's daughter, Maria Elena (who lives in the Boston area), saw that Tomie was going to be at the Boston Book Festival on this past Saturday, Maria Elena said to her mother that this might be her best chance to meet him.
Ellen wins the prize for traveling the greatest distance (Guadalajara, Mexico, to Boston) to meet Tomie!