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Monday, June 8, 2015

Getting Near to Baby

One of my favorite books ever.

I re-read parts of it periodically, just to remind me what terrific writing really is.

I'd forgotten it was her debut novel though I remembered it won a Newbery Honor.

 If somehow you've missed this middle-grade novel, and you admire truly beautiful prose, go read it right now.

This is what Booklist said when the book first appeared:

''Couloumbis' first novel wears its heart on one sleeve and its humor on the other. Together, they make a splendid fit." - Booklist, boxed review

(Perhaps having roofers walking above me has made me think of this book again this morning. If so, thank you new-roof guys. As frightened as you make me when I look way up at you, I adore the scenes Couloumbis set on the rooftop.)


Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

This is a beautiful book! I own a copy, too, but haven't read it in years. Maybe I should amend that!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I love it, too! I was lucky enough to get the notes from a friend who had Audrey Couloumbis as a mentor (it was a year-long SCBWI program). Learned so much.

Rosi said...

I have never heard of this, Augusta. Thanks for telling me about it. It is now on my TBR list.

Augusta Scattergood said...

I love re-reading a favorite book, and I'd kind of forgotten about this lovely gem so it was especially fun to find. Thanks for commenting. Hope your summers are going delightfully so far!