Giddy as a schoolgirl…

Some months back I mentioned this in a whisper, but I haven’t said anything about it since, because I almost couldn’t believe it was really happening.

But today I found an image of the book cover. Which means, I think, that it’s true.

So…. LOOK!

It’s a book. One of my most favorite books of all time.  By one of the most important children’s authors of all time.

And if you look below the title, “Five Children and It” and then below the name, “E. Nesbit” you will see that it says, in small but dignified print, “With an Introduction by Laurel Snyder.”


It’s true!  For some reason I will never fully comprehend, I have been granted a wish.  I have been given the opportunity to “introduce” my favorite Nesbit book to the world.


If you haven’t read it, or if you have  a child who hasn’t read it… I must implore you… READ THIS BOOK!

Nesbit is the person who invented the entire genre of backyard magic.  Without her, there would be no Harry Potter, no Spiderwick Chronicles, no Percy Jackson.


15 Responses to “Giddy as a schoolgirl…”

  1. Jennah - Recorded Books Says:

    Congratulations! That’s so exciting!!

  2. R.J. Anderson Says:

    That is ABSOLUTE GENIUS. I must go and get a copy as soon as it comes out, esp. since my current copy of FIVE CHILDREN is a great unwieldy paperback thing with photos of the BBC adaptation, and the Psammead SHOULD NOT HAVE EYES. (Or at least, not in its head.)

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read your intro!

  3. Kaethe Says:

    w00t! Go, Laurel! And may I also say, it’s a very handsome cover.

  4. Amanda French Says:

    This is me, squeeing with you! That book is so wonderful. And so are you!

  5. Mary Cunningham Says:

    WTG, Laurel! How cool is that?? Sending a Whoo-Hoo your way!!


  6. Jules Says:

    Very exciting! I can’t wait to read it. Congratulations!

  7. sara z. Says:

    Rock. On.

  8. Erin Says:

    AMAZING news! My son is only 1, but I will be sure to add the book to his very long reading list for when he’s older…

  9. Heidi Estrin Says:

    I cannot express my excitement for you. I am fanning myself with a hanky as I type. You. totally. rock.

  10. Jenny Schwartzberg Says:

    Squeee. That’s awesome. I’ll pick up a copy when it comes out. My ancient paperback is falling apart!

  11. Miss Erin Says:

    That is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo exciting. SQUEE.

  12. Charlotte Says:

    Oh my gosh, how cool is that!

  13. Bible Belt Balabusta Says:

    One of the parenting triumphs I haul out and treasure every now and then: my kid read Nesbit when she was little. I just hope kid #2 is as receptive….

  14. Bible Belt Balabusta Says:

    OH, I just read the read of the entry and NOW I see you wrote the intro. Fabulous! I can’t wait to read it.

  15. Melissa D Says:

    I can’t wait — for this and for Every Which Wall!

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