Wilder and Sunny is a Lamplighter Award Finalist

Posted February 06, 2017 by Mara Brandsdorfer
S.J. Dahlstrom , Wilder and Sunny , Wilder Good

The Triple Crown Awards released their 2017-18 list of finalists. Wilder and Sunny, the third book in "The Adventures of Wilder Good" series, is a finalist for the Lamplighter Award for grades 6-8. The first Wilder Good book, The Elk Hunt, was also a finalist for 2015-16.   Harding University’s Brackett Library and the National... [Details]

Washington Independent Review of Books calls Doublethink/Doubletalk "aphoristic genius"

Posted October 05, 2016 by Mara Brandsdorfer
Doublethink/Doubletalk , Eva Brann

Grace Cavalieri, the founder/producer of “The Poet and the Poem” from the Library of Congress, praises Eva Brann's Doublethink/Doubletalk in the Washington Independent Review of Books:"Each fragment, a point of view, almost fits into the culture of poetry — slivers that reflect an opinion, judgment, or taste. Her remarks come... [Details]

Stone Tablets in the Wall Street Journal

Posted July 25, 2016 by Jared Hupp

The Wall Street Journal calls Stone Tablets a "masterwork" and Wojciech Zukrowski an "iconic writer." See the full review below. Thou Shalt NotA novel that explores the bloody legacy of Stalinism through an affair between a diplomat and a doctor. By Elliot AckermanWhen Wojciech Zukrowski first published “Stone Tablets” in... [Details]

Rittenhouse Writers in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted May 23, 2016 by Mara Brandsdorfer
James Rahn , Rittenhouse Writers

The Philadelphia Inquirer praises Rittenhouse Writers by James Rahn: "Rahn as narrator immediately endears himself to readers when in the first chapter he confesses - with what we will soon see is his trademark humor and honesty - his panic-attack-level nerves during the first class.""Finding 'the emotional heart of a... [Details]

The Horn Book praises Heather, Oak, and Olive

Posted April 06, 2016 by Mara Brandsdorfer

The Horn Book Magazine reviewed Heather, Oak, and Olive by Rosemary Sutcliff, calling it "powerful, deep, and memorable."Read the full review below."Three short stories on the themes of heroism and friendship, originally published in 1972, exemplify Sutcliff’s genius at immediacy of character, setting, and situation. The first and third stories... [Details]

Beatrice Bunson reviewed in Kirkus and School Library Journal

Posted March 02, 2016 by Mara Brandsdorfer
Beatrice Bunson's Guide to Romeo and Juliet , Paula Marantz cohen

Beatrice Bunson's Guide to Romeo and Juliet by Paula Marantz Cohen was well reviewed by Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal. Kirkus Reviews:What's the best way to deal with high school drama? Apply the problem-solving strategies of Shakespeare. "It should be exciting to start high school, thought Bea—only it wasn't."... [Details]