Friday, July 23, 2010

News from PW Children's Bookshelf

The news from Publishers Weekly Children's Bookshelf was full of some of our best-loved authors this time. In an article entitled 'The One That Almost Got Away', Sue Corbett discusses Siobhan Dowd's work and includes a profile of the upcoming (2011) Dowd/Ness collaboration to be titled 'A Monster Calls'. Concerning the prospect of taking over Siobhan Dowd's voice, Patrick Ness has this to say....

"Normally, it wouldn't be anything I would consider doing, because I need to write freely and if I tried to mimic someone else, I think I'd write a bad book........But the idea was so good, I started getting my own ideas about how I would write the story." 
The (extremely long) link to the article is as follows:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/43918-the-one-that-almost-got-away.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+Children%27s+Bookshelf&utm_campaign=153b290a44-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

And speaking of Patrick Ness, there is a wonderful, in depth author's profile entitled 'In Praise of Chaos'. Here the writing of the Chaos Walking trilogy is examined, along with some examination of the author (excuse me: the wonderful, brilliant author). US plans for the trilogy are covered (it is a US publication)...
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/profiles/article/43857-in-praise-of-chaos-.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+Children%27s+Bookshelf&utm_campaign=153b290a44-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email 

You'll also find the latest on up and coming autumn offerings, spring 2011 sneak previews and... for fans of 39 Clues, the last in the series entitled 'Into The Gauntlet' by Margaret Peterson Haddix, will be released on 31 August by Scholastic...

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