PWs Great Beginnings

I know I mentioned this on Twitter & Facebook, but it’s just so freaking cool I couldn’t help but post it here as well.

Last week, Publisher’s Weekly’s Elizabeth Bluemle compiled a list of the Best First Lines from YA fiction coming in 2012. And, of course, ENCHANTED was on the list!!

“My name is Sunday Woodcutter, and I am doomed to a happy life.”

(Trivia: This first line differs slightly from the original “Sunday” novelette’s first line, which was “My name is Sunday Woodcutter, and I am ungrateful.”)


Amazon has a decent chunk of the first chapter of ENCHANTED excerpted on their site: click on over here to read it!

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My PW Star, in the flesh

Here’s the review in full.

They got my name, the title, and the ISBN right this time. AND a star. I really couldn’t be happier.


AlphaOops: H is for Halloween

Alethea Kontis, illus. by Bob Kolar, Candlewick, $15.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7636-3966-2
In a raucous follow-up to AlphaOops! The Day Z Went First, chaos ensues when the letters of the alphabet put on a disorderly stage production about Halloween. Z insists that H kick things off, and the letters show off their costumes–G is a goblin, V a vampire–except for B, whose buccaneer and blackbird ideas are stolen by P (a pirate) and C (a crow). The letters appear in correct order along the bottom of the pages, but with a surplus of witty asides, the emphasis is on fun. Ages 4–8. (July)

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