Someone’s showing me some love…

I’m excited!  I just found out (by googling myself, FOR SHAME) something neat about Any Which Wall!!! Something cool!  I won’t share it with you here, because I have not yet  officially been told  about this particular bit of goodness.

I don’t want to jinx it.

But the experience got me thinking about Any Which Wall, which doesn’t come out until May.  And so I thought I’d plug the book today, a bit, in case you want to preorder it (which would save you money, and make me happy!)  Or ask your library to order a copy, or tell your local indie bookstore about it, or anything else awesome.  If you need a review copy, let me know, and I’ll put you on the list.

ANY WHICH WALL is a kind of tribute, an homage to Edward Eager (and also Edith Nesbit, though a little less obviously).  Didn’t you love Half Magic, Magic by the Lake, and Seven Day Magic?

I know I did!

The book takes place in Iowa, in a town called Quiet Falls (a town that just happens to greatly resemble Iowa City). Four kids (Henry, Emma, Susan and Roy) discover a massive stone wall in a corn field, and when they realize the wall can grant their wishes, they head to all sorts of amazing places.  They meet Merlin and the son of Blackbeard. They visit a pioneer town, and Coney Island!

The book also has OUTSTANDING art by the insanely good LeUyen Pham.  Really.  REALLY REALLY!

And as soon as someone officially tells me the good news, I’ll be glad to share it with you.

6 Responses to “Someone’s showing me some love…”

  1. Collin Says:

    Love that cover!

  2. Eva Mitnick Says:

    I can’t WAIT to read this book, Laurel! Any fan of Edward Eager is a friend of mine…

  3. Charlotte Says:

    Oh, I love Edward Eager! I shall look for your book.

    And I shall go visit Eva, to see if what she says is true…

  4. Charlotte Says:

    And congratulations of Scratchy Mountain being named a Smithsonian Notable Book!

  5. SarahP Says:

    Holy cow! That’s really your cover? It’s so retro-awesome!!

    I want to know your secret news, though.

    It’s sleet-snowing. Aren’t you glad you don’t live here?

  6. Jody Feldman Says:

    Not fair. Drop a teaser and run, do you? I guess I ‘ll just have to stay tuned.

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