Snowbound No More!

Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? Readers in the Asheville area know exactly what I’m talking about: the foot (or more, depending on your exact location) of snow and the subsequent massive power outage that put a serious damper on the weekend. For anyone who needed to do last-minute holiday shopping (or was counting on others getting out and doing last-minute holiday shopping) or anyone who likes warm food and hot showers, it was, in the words of  my young neighbor, “SO not cool!”

Of course, the bookshop dog would disagree. He thought it was nothing but cool. He’s half Husky, which makes him think he’s a sled dog.

 

And what were Seymour and I reading as we huddled together by candlelight?

If you’re a fan of Richard Peck’s previous books featuring Grandma Dowdel, A Long Way from Chicago and A Year Down Yonder, you must read A Season of Gifts, new this fall. It’s a stand-alone novel (you don’t need to be familiar with the previous books to follow and appreciate this one) that takes place many years later, in 1958. A new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel and quickly finds out that while she “doesn’t neighbor,” she is very generous in her way.

In the tradition of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch,  Dr. Cuthbert Soup has a Whole ‘Nother Story for middle graders everywhere…. Hits the shelves in January 2010.

Dr. Cheeseman is a scientist racing to perfect his time machine as he and his three kids race around the country trying to outrun the government agents and corporate goons who are hot on their trail.

Not suggested for readers with an aversion to hairless psychic dogs, talking sock puppets, or puns.

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Published in: on December 22, 2009 at 6:29 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Seymour looks so cute in the snow! Did he make any snow-dog angels?


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