Saturday, December 6, 2008
This week, once again, the Class of 2k8 is SHAMELESS!
In class news:
Laurel Snyder’s fairy tale novel, “Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains” is declared a “must-read” by Atlanta Parent Magazine. Laurel was also delighted to be interviewed by Miss Erin as part of the Winter Blog Blast Tour. Check it out!
Elsewhere in the blogosphere, Nancy Viao is hanging out with out very favorite siren of all, The Story Siren!
Zu Vincent's "The Lucky Place" gets some major review-love from Suzanne Morgan Williams:
...Gently written in the trusting voice of a child...Drunkenness, divorce, anger, and childish wishes seem all the more chilling seen through Cassie's young eyes... The prose is lovely and the story held my attention from page one to the end...
And Ellen Booraem's "The Unnameables" has attracted the attention of several on-line reviewers:
I’ve got that warm squishy feeling I get when I’ve just finished something I really, really enjoyed... I love it when an author introduces interesting ideas and leaves the reader free to come to her own conclusions.
refreshingly philosophical approach to a coming-of-age tale that stands well above the pack.
Not to mention...
Booraem presents some of the universal themes of children's literature in a new way, and readers cannot help but cheer Medford on as he discovers the meaning of family and friendship, independence, and the importance of art and expression.