Five Children and It… and ME!!!

I finally have a contract in hand, and so I think I can reveal, at last, that this fall I wrote the introduction for a new edition of Edith Nesbit’s classic book, Five Children and It.

If you know me well, you know what this means to me.

If you are familiar with the book, you can guess what this means to me.

If you are not familiar with the book, and do not know me well, I’m not sure why you’re reading this blog.  Though I’m (of course) happy to have  you, and I suggest you read the book!

It is only one of the best books ever written. Ever!  It is only the very first book in which “regular” kids find magic in the “regular” world and have zany adventures.

The very first.

5 Responses to “Five Children and It… and ME!!!”

  1. Kaethe Says:

    Woot! Perfect! A perfect fit! Cannot wait to read your introduction.

  2. Collin Says:

    Congrats, Laurel!

  3. Kate Coombs Says:

    What an honor! Of course I own that book–it’s still one of the best children’s fantasy books ever. Yay, Laurel!

  4. Seth Says:

    Wonderful! That book contains the elegant and unanswerable explanation, “Maybe the slugs got it.”

    Congratulations! Now I have a reason to get a new copy.

  5. Half-Past Kissin' Time Says:

    Surprisingly, I’ve never seen that book before, but I’m a fan of nostalgia, so I will check it out. BTW, your header is wonderful. Is it your work? I love it.

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