Unemployed Piracy? I'm In!
Speaking of the most recent Publisher's Weekly, check it out:
Natalie Babbitt has written her first novel for children in 25 years, and Michael di Capua Books at Scholastic will publish it this May. Jack Plank Tells Tales tells of an out-of-work pirate in search of a new career. Babbitt has illustrated her middle-grade novel with black-and-white drawings throughout. She is the author of 14 books for children, including Tuck Everlasting , The Search for Delicious and Knee-Knock Rise, which won a Newbery Honor in 1971.Okay. Admit it. You didn't know she was still kicking around, did you? I just realized that she hasn't published a book since I was 3-years-old. Mine eyes are now firmly fixed on every ARC that comes in my door. Scholastic's probably doing the happy happy joy joy dance as we speak.