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Oh no! A big brown envelope!

December 5, 2011 Leave a comment

I came home today to find a big brown envelope from my publisher.  When you have submitted work, this is not a good sign, as any unwanted submissions are generally returned in a big brown envelope, so I was not pleased to see it behind my door.  However, when I opened it, it wasn’t anything sinister.  Quite the contrary.  It was a copy of the latest issue of Carousel, the children’s books magazine, which included a lovely review of The Wishcatchers by Stella Madden. 

Here’s a little snippet: “This is an engaging story that encompasses well-observed, everyday experience (particularly the details of the bullying) and magical and fantastical elements…An interesting read for young people.”

All this in a double spread which also includes reviews of two of my favourite books – Tom’s Midnight Garden and Rene Goscinny’s Nicholas.

It made my day!