The three other finalists are:
Flakes, Jugs and Splitters, Sarah Garlick, Globe Pequot Press
Himalaya by Bike, Laura Stone, Trailblazer Publications
National Geographic Complete Survival Manual, Michael S. Sweeney, National Geographic Books
The various categories in the book festival received a total 101 entries from 10 countries in what is the 16th annual competition. The 2009 festival jury includes Stephen Goodwin (United Kingdom), Susan E.B. Schwartz (United States), and Jon Popowich (Canada). Winners of the awards will be announced in advance of the festival, on Thursday, October 29, 2009.