The Edible Book Festival, normally held at the Hopkinton Public Library, selected its winners this year via an online vote.
The winner in the family category, with 41.5 percent of the vote, was a creation by Kristen Fonseca based on “Strega Nona” by Tomie dePaolo. Second place went to Kristen and Lauren Strechay for their work based on “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah. Third place went to Bret, Allison, Audrey and Lorelei Johnson for their work based on “Pineapple Pete’s Remarkable Feast” by Josephine Baskin Minow.
In the adult category, the winner in a close race, with 33.8 percent of the vote, was Amy Ritterbusch for her creation based on “The Haunting of Hill House” by Shirley Jackson. Second place, with 32.3 percent of the vote, went to Allison Johnson for her work based on “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary. Third place, with 29.2 percent of the vote, went to Amanda Schwarz for her work based on the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
The Edible Book Festival was started in 2016 as part of Girl Scout Troop 65040’s Bronze Award project to promote reading and literacy, and has become an annual tradition. This year’s festival was scheduled to be held on March 27 at Hopkinton Library, but had to be canceled due to concerns with the coronavirus. Instead, the troop created a new platform for entry and voting, using Google forms.