Someday My Printz Will Come

Wed 6 Dec 2017 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | 2 Comments | Posted by: Gavin

In Other Lands coverThere’s a lovely post by Karyn Silverman on School Library Journal‘s Someday My Printz Will Come blog about two books, Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle and Sarah Rees Brennan’s In Other Lands. The post starts with this intro:

Let’s talk about heart books. Because today I want to call your attention to two books that are long shots at best, but which I loved them dearly as a reader. More than that, despite the flaws that I predict will ultimately sink them, these are strong books that deserve close attention.

Oh well, thinks I — as I, of course, think all our books should win all the awardz, all! Well, maybe not. How about just most of them?

And the review begins:

Oh my heart. This book made me happy. It’s laugh out loud funny and also fantasy, which is not exactly a common pairing, and in a dark, miserable year when it seems like the sky really IS falling, this was exactly the breath of fresh air I needed.

Yes!

If you have not read the book and don’t like spoiler: Don’t Read This Post! But if you have read the book, this is such an enjoyable read. It is real fun thinking of this book being a contender for awards and Karyn lays out the reasons why so well. Either way, winner or not, the book is fab and making more readers happier every day which is a pretty fantastic result.

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2 Responses to “Someday My Printz Will Come”

  1. Karyn Silverman on May 31st, 2018 7:54 am

    Aaah! I didn’t realize you had pointed back to my review, thank you! Just wanted to also share that we have a summer reading tradition where faculty pitch books and we do one off book clubs, and this is the book I am pitching today. (I am delightedly rereading for a third time, too. My love has no bounds.)

  2. Gavin on June 1st, 2018 11:51 am

    That’s lovely news — and I’m happy to say on this side we’re just sending the book back for another printing!

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