Sunday, February 28, 2010
Do You Believe?
today I want to highlight two fantastic books.
The first, When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead is the Newbery Medal winner for this year.
It is fun, creative and has some really surprising twists.
You can hand it to your daughter, son, niece, nephew or whoever and know they'll enjoy the characters and say no way! at the end.
Definitely worthy of the Newbery - congrats on a job well done, Rebecca Stead!
The crux of this book is tied to the concept of time travel and a favorite classic of mine, A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle.
After reading When You Reach Me, I pulled A Wrinkle in Time off my shelf and re-read it. It was just as fun as when I was eleven.
These are both Middle Grade novels and are a great example of why I love this genre so much.
Want to know another cool connection for me?
It is a tenuous thread, I'll admit .. but fun all the same. My editor, Margaret Ferguson at FSG, recently made a deal to have A Wrinkle in Time turned into a graphic novel (think comic book style read). Cartoonist Hope Larson will do the honors. Hope is an amazing artist and I think it is a brilliant idea.
So - who out there has read either of these books? Did you like them, or not? Are you interested in time travel? Do you believe it's possible? Ever dream about it as a child? Let me know!
Posted by Tess at 8:34 PM