With this slim chapter-book tale of a well-intentioned troublemaker, Annie Barrows (of Ivy and Bean fame) and illustrator Sam Ricks have hit a solid homerun.
“A Map of Days reveals Ransom Riggs at the peak of his powers, leaving loyal fans ravenous for more.”
“Louisiana’s Way Home is one of those books that touches your heart. . . . Brilliant!”
Open the cover on this one, and off you go to the races. Instant action, instant menace, instant character introductions in deft sketches that don’t hold things up for a second.
Avi’s story collection The Most Important Thing brings to life seven very real family situations and experiences that are quite common today.
If ever a story cried out to be conveyed as a graphic novel it’s this one.
“Its familiarity and comfort level are its greatest strengths. . . . [but] we can’t help wanting more.”
It takes a while for an author to find her place in the ever-expanding world of genres. This is especially true in the world of fiction for kids. E. E.