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THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE by KathyE (Kathryn Erskine)

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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/05/books/review/childrens-books-the-absolute-value-of-mike-by-kathryn-erskine.html?ref=books

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)
SUNNY'S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams)
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

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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
www.marciahoehne.com

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

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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

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