So, regular reader will already know that my wife, Lizzie Foley, has her debut middle-grade novel coming out next April. I have already explained to you how excellent the book is, and how you should plan on buying it for your kid, and how you should buy a second copy for yourself.
Now, you may be thinking that since she is my wife, I’m not in a position to provide an unbiased assessment of her book. That may be fair in general, but in this case, my biased appraisal of the book also happens to be exactly correct.
As evidence, let me point you to this review, which was just posted at Blog 4 Book Lovers. Here’s an excerpt:
One of the many things about this book that impressed me was how the author juggled an incredible range of topics without making anything in the book seem ridiculous. The story goes from pirates to sea monsters to fortune telling pizza makers. I’d never read anything like that. Another thing were the realistic characters – it must have been something in the writing, because I swear I could picture Jane right next to me.
Here’s a reminder of what the cover looks like (modulo any tweaking that happens in the next six months):
Buy. Read. Enjoy.