Ramblings about children's books (and sometimes some other stuff) from author Barbara O'Connor
Thanks, Barbara! You are something of a celebrity in our library. :) We love Popeye and Elvis, too.
I'm sure she's right -- best beginning ever. (I've never been a fan of "Call me Ishmael.") I can hardly wait to read it, and I've been out of middle school for some time now.
Well-deserved praise! Great idea to start an award for the best first line. The terrific news is that the rest of Owen Jester fulfills the promise of the opener. This review really nails everything that is uniquely O'Connor and wonderful in the tale. Kudos, Barbara!
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