People other than my children, my agent, and my editor have read MALCOLM!
And they’ve said some nice things about my book.
Richard Peck, author of at least a million books (most recently, SECRETS AT SEA), winner of the Newbery Medal for A YEAR DOWN YONDER, and one of my favorite authors when I was in junior high (for the Blossom Culp series!), was gracious enough to read and say,
“It’s my kind of yarn when a classroom pet nibbles on a social studies textbook but finds it too dry. And when an owl is unnerved by its food talking back. Malcolm, the somewhat conflicted hero of this piece, is indeed a rat of valor and merit. So is his story.”
And Kathryn Erskine, National Book Award winner for MOCKINGBIRD and genius author extraordinaire of other books like THE ABSOLUTE VALUE OF MIKE, said,
“Malcolm at Midnight has all the valor and adventure of The Tale of Despereaux with the wit and antics of Frindle that will keep kids both laughing and mesmerized. It’s everything a young reader wants — mystery, cliff hangers, a fast pace, engaging characters, and a satisfying story. And there are even footnotes (yes, footnotes!) that add to the humor. Three cheers for the fresh and funny Malcolm!”
These quotes will be on the front and back covers. Woo!