Category Archives: Book launch

First Review in for MOUSELING’S WORDS!

First Review in for MOUSELING’S WORDS!

The first review of MOUSELING’S WORDS came out from Kirkus, and it’s a great one! (Already! The book won’t be published until Dec. 5. But you can preorder now.) A snippet here: “The tale is well-paced with just the right amount of gentle adventure to appeal to young humans discovering the world of words and books for themselves. Encouraging, lovely words.”

 

Woo-hoo!!!

 

Also, I love the descriptive text the publisher has included:

 

“In this lively introduction to the pleasure of words, a timid young mouse’s first trip out of the nest becomes a reading adventure. Mouseling has grown up surrounded by words, scraps of paper torn from menus. Once he leaves the nest, he decides that discovering words is his mission in life and finds more words than he can count, spelling and sounding them out, thrilled by each one. The library offers a treasure trove of words, also danger: a cat. When Mouseling realizes that the cat would rather know what’s in the books than eat him for dinner, he starts reading aloud to the cat–the best gift he can give in exchange for the world of stories.”

 

Can’t wait for it to get here–December 5–just in time for holiday gift-giving.

 

Cheers!

Shutta

SCBWI: Book Blast for William and the Witch’s Riddle

SCBWI: Book Blast for William and the Witch’s Riddle

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators: Book Blast season:  here’s mine!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Author(s): Shutta Crum
Illustrator(s): Lee Wildish
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (Random House Children’s Books)
ISBN-13: 9781101932698
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Category: Middle Grade

WILLIAM AND THE WITCH’S RIDDLE

Synopsis:

A charming re-imagination of Sleeping Beauty in which a boy must solve a witch’s riddle in order to save his family and end a centuries-long curse.

William and his little brother, Pinch, have been left alone ever since their mother disappeared and their father went to look for her. When William is visited by a witch named Morga, it seems their lives might be in danger unless they help the witch solve a riddle and find a dark family heirloom.

William sets out on a quest into the heart of the Old Forest. There his mother rests in the sleep of an ancient curse, her only companions an odd fellow who wakes up a different size every day and a tiny dragon.

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Thanks!
Shutta

Book Launch for WILLIAM AND THE WITCH’S RIDDLE

Book Launch for WILLIAM AND THE WITCH’S RIDDLE

Along with my friend Kristin Lenz I’ll be celebrating the birth of a new book. I’ll launch William and the Witch’s Riddle (published by Alfred A. Knopf, and illustrated by Lee Wildish). And Kristin will launch her new book The Art of Holding On and Letting Go (Elephant Rock Books).  There’ll be refreshments and prizes, as well!

 

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Nicola’s Books, Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Westgate Shopping Center

2513 Jackson Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Everyone’s welcome. See you there!

Shutta