You know how "they" tell you that you should be able to describe your book in one sentence?
Well, I've always said pish posh to that. (Maybe because I can never do it. Heh...)
But then when you read those one-sentence Library of Congress descriptions for books, you realize that it can be done - at least by somebody.
Here's the one sentence description of The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis (Fall 2009):
In Fayette, South Carolina, the highlight of Popeye's summer is learning vocabulary words with his grandmother until a motor home gets stuck nearby and Elvis, the oldest boy living inside, joins Popeye in finding the source of strange boats floating down the creek.
Dang! That's pretty good!
And I thought it couldn't be done...