The Minnesota State Fair is pretty much the biggest thing that happens in the state of Minnesota every year, and for the last five years a big part of it is the Alphabet Forest, an oasis of literary fun launched by the brilliant artist and author Debra Fraser. This year I had the good fortune (and fun!) to be a part of it. I told kids about my Topps League books and helped them design their own baseball cards. I even wore a blue ribbon (just like my favorite porcine literary hero). While I didn’t see any orb weavers making words, the kids sure did. Proud to be a part of the Great Minnesota Great Together and one of its newer traditions.