Thursday, February 5, 2009

A book in one sentence

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...

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