It's a banner Sunday at EMLA--not just one, not two, but THREE books get nods in today's NEW YORK TIMES book review!
First up in a roundup of baseball books for children is CLORINDA PLAYS BASEBALL!, by Robert Kinerk (illustrated by Steven Kellogg), in which the paper praises Bob's "rollicking, inventive rhymes" and says the book "will have children laughing."
In the same roundup, Audrey Vernick's BROTHERS AT BAT (illustrated by Steven Salerno) is called "a captivating story" and "an unqualified winner." Awfully nice NYT quotes there! And BROTHERS AT BAT was also featured in Thursday's USA TODAY, and in the WALL STREET JOURNAL a week ago. A huge few days for Audrey!
And finally, under the headline "Nuns Behaving Badly," GRAVE MERCY, by Robin LaFevers, gets a meaty write-up that unfortunately includes a couple of huge spoilers—so if you haven't read the book, just skim the review for the golden-nugget comparisons to "Game of Thrones," Katniss of "Hunger Games," and Katsa of "Graceling," plus the phrase "darkly funny." "Humor and crisp writing keep 'Grave Mercy," which stretches past 500 pages, from dragging," the paper says, and calls the romance "adventuresome."
Congratulations to all!