Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Whohoo, Reviews!

So, we are powerless yet again, after Saturday's Epic October Snowstorm. I'm posting from my town's municipal center. (Free wifi and Starbucks, yay!) No worries. Other than the heartbreak of seeing so many beautiful old trees destroyed, none landed on our house, fortunately. And, we have a generator and wood stove. Water and heat rock! (We also managed to polish off all the Halloween candy ourselves, since they cancelled trick or treating. Well-deserved chocolate, I say!)

I'm thrilled to be posting a few lovely reviews for Maggie & Oliver. One from last week's Shelf Awareness, (scroll down), and one in the November/December issue of The Horn Book Magazine! Here's a snippet:

"This is Victoriana with no steampunk shenanigans and no tongues in cheeks, just well-orchestrated, straightforward storytelling for newish readers– with a bonus of warm pencil drawings reminiscent of Lois Lenski."


Wow. (Lois Lenski!) Just wow. Thank you, Shelf Awareness and Horn Book!

6 comments:

Dana said...

Congrats on the good reviews. My parents (in CT) don't have power either. Hang in there!

Julie said...

Yay!

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Dana! Oh I hope they get it back soon, or at least have a way to stay warm! They are saying Sunday for restoration here...

And thanks for the yay, Julie! :-)

Barbara O'Connor said...

Very cool! Can't wait to check it out. As for the power, ugh.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Barbara! Ugh is right. Tree branch STILL danging from wires in front of my house, 7 days later. Trying to keep smiling! ;-)

Art Collector's Corner said...

Your works are fabulous!!!
You might want to check out the International Illustration Showcase hosted by International Art Guide - www.InternationalArtGuide.com