SCBWI's Blueboard - A Message & Chat Board

THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE by KathyE (Kathryn Erskine)

Discussion started on

Admins and Mods Emeriti
Poster Plus
  • *
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region midatlantic

Kathy's new book, THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE, is being released in a couple of days.  This link is to a piece in the NYTimes by Gary D. Schmidt. (Gush, gush--can't wait to read his new book!)

MIKE is very different from MOCKINGBIRD and QUAKING, but as you'll see if you click through, Schmidt identifies some common themes.
#1 - June 04, 2011, 04:23 PM
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series (Disney-Hyperion)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
among others

Having a full length review in the Times is big enough, but by Gary Schmidt? Holy cow. That's awesome.
#2 - June 04, 2011, 08:18 PM

Poster Plus
  • ****
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region wisconsin
Can't wait to read KathyE's book. (Already read GS's -- it's super.)
#3 - June 05, 2011, 07:24 AM
Adventures of Jenna V. Series
Caroline Grade Mysteries
The Journey of Emilie
Anne Bradstreet: America's Puritan Poet

Ooooh, thanks for the heads up!
#4 - June 13, 2011, 10:07 PM

*gush* Was at one of her Skype author visits and she is not only an amazing writer, she is an amazing PERSON. Can't wait to read this!!!
#5 - June 14, 2011, 08:26 PM
WHEN A DRAGON MOVES IN, Flashlight Press, May 2011
GOOD NEWS NELSON, Story Pie Press, Dec 2012

  • **
  • SCBWI Member
  • SCBWI Region easternny
Thanks for posting this Anne Marie!  What an incredible review.  I can't wait to read it! :thankyou
#6 - June 14, 2011, 08:39 PM

Sounds great. I still need to read MOCKINGBIRD, which I've heard so many great things about.
#7 - June 16, 2011, 01:25 PM


0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.