Tuesday, December 01, 2009

BCCB Review!

Storm in the Barn has just received its 5th starred review! This one comes from the venerable Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. The review isn't online, but here's a bit of it:

"The spare, sketchy lines and soft washes of the mixed-media illustrations underscore the haziness of the dust filled air; it's a toss-up whether the rolling black dust clouds or the shadowy half-human form of the Storm is more of the threat... With its appealing format and touch of fantasy, this tale of coming of age in hard times will entice readers who may otherwise be indifferent to historical fiction."


Cherie Rainwater said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

Jana said...

Congratulations on all of the success for Storm in the Barn!

I also just saw on Amazon that you are illustrating a book by Jeanne Birdsall. That went to the top of my wish list! Her writing and your illustrations are a match made in picture book heaven!!

matt said...

Thanks! And Jana, I was very honored to do Jeanne's first picture book. I'm a huge Penderwick fan. Can't wait to see it myself!