Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I want to thank all of you who have stopped by to visit this blog-in-progress. As I stumble and learn, it's great to read your comments. I think I am really going to like blogging. Now on to my third post.

See that thoughtful woman in the garden. That's Anna Levine, author of Running on Eggs. And see the book on the table, that's Anna's new young adult novel, Freefall, a Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner for teen readers. Set in Israel, it's Aggie's book, too. She's the main character and we follow her through the tender terrain of the time right before her army service begins.

Freefall skillfully covers the usual romance and friendship parts of a Y/A novel, but what kept me reading, is how that plays out in an Israel under attack. Abby's deep, vulnerable, strong and always true. As is her story. And that's what makes Freefall a wonderful read.

Check out Running on Eggs, Anna's first book. You won't want to miss out on that story. And if there are younger kids in your life, picture book age, look for Anna's other new book, Jodie's Hanukkah Dig.

for more information on Anna Levine and her books, go to


  1. thank you, michelle! writers make great friends...(perhaps because we're never at a loss for words)...will keep my on on this blog for other writers and friends of yours.

    bests, anna

  2. Sydney Taylor Award(of All of a Kind family fame?) means it must be a great book!

  3. Hi! I've read your article at the Lion Brand's newsletter, and I felt so identify!!
    So I commited my self to finish this month a scarf that I've started who knows when!
    I came here to see what else you do and I found that you are also an illustrator! Great job!
    I am new in both knitting and illustrating!
    I invite you to come to my blog at any time.
    Kind regards,

  4. Joanne
    Hey there! Sydney Taylor Award is definitely after the All of Kind Family author. I love those books. My kids, too.

    Roxana _ I'll check out your blog soon!