That cover! That title!
And then I opened the book and fell inside.
Such a terrific book.
My review from the Christian Science Monitor.
If you don't believe me, check out what the
New York Times Book Review said.
I mean, that's some serious praise going on.
In a recent discussion among some kids' book writers I know, the topic of
MAGICAL REALISM popped up.
Check out this very clear, cut-to-the-chase explanation from Kimberley G. Little, who knows what she's talking about.
See that list of books at the end of the blogpost? Yep, Snicker of Magic, right there. A perfect example.
CLICK HERE for a look at Natalie's own blog.
Natalie's done a ton of interviews for other blogs. This is one of my favorite. And not just because of the ice cream...
So, what do you think? Does a "snicker" of magic make for magical realism? Does a cover like this and a great title tempt you, or do you open right up to page one and jump in?