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Title: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: Mrs. Jones on September 17, 2010, 06:29 AM
DRAGON won't be arriving in bookstores until October, but the great reviews have started rolling in. Maybe if we ask her very nicely she'll share a few sentences from the Kirkus review she just received.
 

:congratulations Rebecca!!
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: Just Jodi on September 17, 2010, 07:14 AM
Oh yes, Rebecca, you must!

How exciting!  :chesirecat

Congrats and hugs, Jodi  :love
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: mrh on September 17, 2010, 07:25 AM
Yeah, I did notice. At first I didn't "recognize" her!  :D I'd love to hear the buzz.
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: Raynbow on September 17, 2010, 10:31 AM
I noticed the new avatar! Congrats! Rebecca, share the review with us?
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: rab on September 17, 2010, 02:56 PM
Thanks, you guys--and to Mrs. Jones for starting this thread. The book will be reviewed in the Oct 1 issue of Kirkus. Um, the main character is "likeable," the book gives readers "food for thought," and I make "a gutsy move" which "works."
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: ecb on September 17, 2010, 03:39 PM
Cannot WAIT. Tappity tappity tappity....

(And rab, that's more quotable than a lot of my reviews have been! :werd)
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: Lenzi on September 17, 2010, 03:55 PM
Cool! I'm really looking forward to this book!
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: terrylynn on September 17, 2010, 04:40 PM
way to go RAB!!! Woo!
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: Lenzi on September 17, 2010, 04:56 PM
Rebecca, is this a YA that would suit many younger readers too, say 11 and 12 year-olds, or do you see it more for teens?
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: rab on September 17, 2010, 07:57 PM
Hey, Lenzi--It was written and edited as YA but is being marketed as MG. Kirkus says its for 10-14. Random House says 9-12. Me? I have no clue!
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: Lenzi on September 17, 2010, 10:37 PM
Then I'll mention it to the 9-14 year-olds on the Cricket chat website. A reader started a thread about my Icelandic story, saying how much they love stories about Norse gods, and I wanted to give them some recommendations. I bet they will love your novel!
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: rab on September 19, 2010, 08:05 PM
Thank you so much for mentioning it on the Cricket boards, Lenzi! However, it won't be out until Oct 26.
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: Lenzi on September 19, 2010, 09:10 PM
I told them it would be out next month and posted a link to the description on your website.

http://www.cricketmagkids.com/chatterbox/thismonth/node/70488

Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: Lenzi on September 19, 2010, 09:13 PM
I'm so curious to find out about the "gutsy move that worked"!  I wish Oct. 26 would come faster.
Title: Re: Has anyone noticed rab's new avatar? But wait, there's more!
Post by: MaryWitzl on September 19, 2010, 10:25 PM
 :congratulations   I admire you for being able to keep a good Kirkus review to yourself!  I'm curious about your 'gutsy move' too.